Hamline Events

Sights, Sounds, and Soul — a reading by Davu Seru

Date: March 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Name: Mike Reynolds Phone: 523-2641 Email: mreynolds@hamline.edu
Location: Kay Fredericks Ballroom
Sponsor: N/A
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Description: Join Davu Seru, composer, improvisational musician, and writer, on Sunday, March 11th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Kay Fredericks Ballroom at Hamline University as he reads from his latest project Sights, Sounds, and Soul.

A finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, Sights, Sounds, and Soul has garnered considerable and glowing press, including an interview with Minnesota Public Radio and a write-up in the Pioneer Press praising Professor Seru’s introductory and supplemental essays that are featured alongside the work of legendary Twin Cities photographer Charles Chamblis. These essays contextualize the importance of Chamblis’ work in a broader cultural, critical, and personal analysis of the documentation of African-American life in the Twin Cities throughout the 1970s and 1980s. A Minnesota Native, Seru’s presentation will draw on his own roots, featuring photos of members of his own family and highlighting the tight-knit bonds of the Twin Cities’ black community.

While completing his doctorate in African-American literature and teaching at Hamline University, Seru is also heavily involved in the Twin Cities music scene. Whether teaching class, composing original works, improvising on stage, or playing with the No Territory Band, Seru performs the ideas and values that intersect in Sights, Sound, and Soul.