Marc Rice, professor of musicology, will present his paper “C’mon, Get Out Bashar:” YouTube, Rap, and the Arab Spring” at the National Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in New Orleans in November. Rice’s work focuses on the use of rap videos and YouTube to inspire and organize the youth movement against oppression in Tunisia, Syria and Libya. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, with more than 1,000 musicologists in attendance.
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