SBS Downtown Lecture: "From Little Richard to Beyoncé: Cultural Blending in Music”

Music has long been a place of polyculturality, the blending of cultures. UA historian Tyina Steptoe will examine the complexities of cultural blending at work in gospel, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, and pop music, including discussions of race, gender, and queerness. Using examples from Little Richard to Selena and Beyoncé, she will illuminate how and where polycultural music emerges and how these sounds can shape the social and economic landscapes of communities of color.

This lecture is part of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Downtown Lecture Series, titled “"Soundscapes: Music, Place, and Identity.” Free tickets here.

The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W Congress St.

Event Location: 

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W Congress St.


Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm