Wed@Noon: T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D.

Wed@Noon: T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Location: Arts Building Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157

Imprisoned Cosmopolitans:
Beyond Geronimo through Apache Prisoner of War Song

T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D.

Dr. Aplin's presentation will show how Apache Prisoner of War
song-makers created a musical and social home for themselves out of
cosmopolitan intertribal southwest Oklahoma and the site of their imprisonment,
Fort Sill (1894-1913).

T. Christopher Aplin is an independent scholar working in Pasadena, California.
A 2010 PhD graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he is currently
producing a series of articles on the ways that indigenous North American hip
hop reflects Afro-Indian histories, Christianity, social consciousness
messaging, and the cosmopolitanism of indigenous peoples both past and present.

He is also currently preparing a book based upon his research with the Fort
Sill Chiricahua/Warm Springs Apache people of Oklahoma (or, those people once
known as the “Geronimo Apache,” or the Apache prisoners of war) and exploring
related research projects in the Los Angeles area that emphasize connections
between music, violence, militarism, and imprisonment.

Free and open to the campus

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