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Nat Dove Performs and Lectures on Blues Music at New York University

Nat Dove has been invited to New York University to participate along with many other intellectuals, scholars and academics in an international symposium to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade by the United States of America.

The symposium Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition and Creative Progress, will run from Thursday, October 9th through Saturday, October 11th, 2008. New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs and Africana Routes Project is hosting the symposium, and it is co-sponsored by UNESCO’s Slave Routes Project. NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Inc., the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the African Diaspora Slave Routes Organizing Committee.

Dove is an international renowned Blues and Jazz music educator, performer and author. He has taught Blues and Jazz music at University of California, Bakersfield and is the founder and CEO of the Bakersfield Blues Preservation Society, as well as the Musical Arts Ambassador for the Arts Council of Kern. Earlier this year Dove was inducted into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

Using Central California as a base, Dove continues to travel the world. Lecturing and conducting Blues workshops, music clinics and seminars. He recognized as is one of the world’s foremost authorities on African American music.

Dove’s knowledge and enthusiasm regarding African American music, has rendered him in demand as a favorite television and radio talk show guest.

At this symposium, Dove will be joined by some of the world’s greatest intellectuals, scholars, artist and historians. The roster include: Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Mary Frances Berry, Sterling Plumpp and many more.

Dove will perform in concert, along with Randy Weston and Muhal Richard Abrams and others.

Nat Dove’s presentations promote dignity and passion for America’s classical music’s history and culture. It also, brings hope for the future of this dynamic, truly American art form and is informative and entertaining.