9 Mar 2019
DeBaun Auditorium

CAL Dean's Lecture: The Soulfulness of David Bowie

Featuring: Carlos Alomar, Robin Clark, and Christian John Wikane

Wiki Commons of David Bowie

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Please note, this event is open to the public, and while RSVPs are required, seating cannot be guaranteed. Seating will work on a first come, first served basis. Click here to RSVP.

The College of Arts and Letters invites you to join us for an intimate conversation on the influence of R&B and soul music on David Bowie’s musical styling.

Award-winning guitarist, composer and lecturer Carlos Alomar, the college's Distinguished Artist in Residence, draws on thirty years of experience as Bowie’s music director and member of his funk rhythm section, the D.A.M. Trio, to reflect on the overlooked but vital influence of R&B and soul on Bowie’s pop career.

Carlos will be joined by vocalist Robin Clark, whose vocals were first featured on Young Americans (1975), which became a pivotal moment in Bowie’s career and rock history. Music journalist Christian John Wikane will moderate. 

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