UUSD to host evening with music researcher and writer March 14

February 15, 2014

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware congregation invites the wider community to a special evening with record producer, music researcher and writer Ian Nagoski at 7 p.m., Friday, March 14.

Nagoski tells the stories of frequently overlooked immigrants from the early 20th century, especially those of the Middle East, through the restoration of their original recordings. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe and will be lecturing and performing a newly commissioned composition of his own at the Onassis Center in Greece this April. During his session at UUSD, he will share restored recordings of rarely heard performances.

Commenters have noted, "His work is so rare and important that it should almost be treated as a ritual object, a pathway to the past and a voice for ghosts of a forgotten part of American (and world) musical history.” He also has been called a “visionary, using his collection of 78s to hallucinate a history that actually happened, but which remains hidden beneath official dogma and nationalisms."

In the past six years, Nagoski has produced collections for the Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, Important, and Em record labels, as well as 16 LPs on his own Canary imprint, manufactured and distributed by Mississippi Records of Portland, Ore.

A $10 goodwill donation is suggested. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay. This is a great opportunity to spend a unique evening with one of the most creative and passionate musicologists of today. UUSD,, is at 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes. For more information contact Margaret at 302-329-9487 or


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