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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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Greg Tate

Greg Tate is a writer, musician and cultural provocateur who lives on Harlem’s Sugar Hill. His books include Flyboy In The Buttermilk (1992), Midnight Lightning—Jimi Hendrix And The Black Experience, (2003); Everything But The Burden —What White People Are Taking From Black Culture (2004) and Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader (Duke University Press 2016).

Since 1999, Tate has led the Conducted Improv ensemble Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. He is a proud member of Howard University’s Bison Nation, and has been Visiting Faculty at Yale, Columbia, Brown, Williams and most recently, Princeton, where he taught ‘The Loud Black And Proud Musicology of Amiri Baraka’, and, at NYU, where he debuted the course ‘’A BrIef History of Woke Black Music ‘.