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Tuesday, April 8 • 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Music and Social Consciousness

An exploration of music as a catalyst for social change, featuring two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

Introduction: Patty Griffin, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter

Moderators
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Bob Santelli

Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
Robert Santelli was named Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum in 2006.  A noted blues and rock historian, Santelli is also the author of more than a dozen books on American music. | | In 1993, Santelli was one of the original curators of the then nascent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, moving to Cleveland in 1995 to become the museum’s first Director of Education and Vice President of Public Programs. In 2000, he became... Read More →

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Graham Nash

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he... Read More →
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Mavis Staples

GRAMMY Award-winning singer and civil rights activist
There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America's conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. As a solo performer and with the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter. From the delta-gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s, to the engaged protest of the civil rights era, to a series of soul radio anthems in... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 2:40pm - 4:00pm
LBJ Auditorium