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Music and Politics in Contemporary Uganda

March 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring David Pier, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

In 2018, the Ugandan government attracted international attention when it arrested and tortured Bobi Wine, a pop star turned insurgent Member of Parliament. This talk will provide background on the Bobi Wine affair, as well as a general overview of music and politics in this east African country’s post-colonial era.  We will focus especially on class dynamics in the country, and how these have been articulated around musical genres modern and traditional. 

All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Additional discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


March 5
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373