Rami Stucky

Lecturer, Music

My research focuses broadly on African American musical production, jazz, migration, and the marketplace. I have a forthcoming article (Jazz Perspectives) on Studio We, a performance venue operating during the 1970s in the Lower East Side, and its after-school programs that catered to the neighborhood’s black and Puerto Rican youth. I have a forthcoming podcast (Society for Music Theory) on the 2019 film Green Book, which argues that Green Book perpetuated long standing assumptions about black music by depicting black artists performing the blues as something innate, essential, and requiring little practice. Finally, my book project looks at the performance of Brazilian bossa nova music in the 1960s by black jazz, rock, soul, doo wop, and funk musicians, showing how they took a style of music best remembered by its white practitioners, and made it into their own.

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