The American Embassy in Riga has invited me to lecture on the relationship between rock music and American culture as part of its annual Month of American Culture.
During these lectures, I will discuss selected songs as a window to understanding sociopolitical and other cultural trends in post WW II America. The songs include Hound Dog (Elvis Presley); Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan); Respect (Aretha Franklin); Break on Through (The Doors); Ohio (Crosby, Still, Nash & Young); Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) and Wake Up (Rage Against the Machine).
Time: April 12, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Latvia Culture College
Street: Bruņinieku Street 5
Time: April 13, 2010 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Jazeps Medins Riga’s Music Secondary School
Time: April 14, 2010 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Daugavpils University
Time: April 14, 2010 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Daugavpils Music Secondary School
Time: April 15, 2010 from 10:45am to 12:45pm
Location: Jekabpils State Gymnasium