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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Non-Event Presents
Our September Experimental Coffee House (aka Shellac Attack Pt. 2 **)

A Special Lecture and Listening session with
JONATHAN WARD of Excavated Shellac

Local Labels, Regional Music: 78 rpm Records from Saigon to Sulaymaniyah

Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
8 p.m./$5

JONATHAN WARD is a researcher and writer based in Los Angeles. He is the person behind the wonderful Excavated Shellac website, which focuses solely on rare 78 rpm recordings of vernacular music from around the world, coupled with extensive commentary. In 2010, Dust-to-Digital released his first compilation, Excavated Shellac: Strings on their vinyl imprint Parlortone. The LP contained 14 exemplary performances on string instruments from across the globe, all from his collection of 78s. In October of 2011, Dust-to-Digital will release his extraordinary 4-CD Pan-African box set titled Opika Pende: Africa at 78 rpm, which will feature 100 tracks from 78s never before issued on CD, along with a 112-page book.

**Shellac Attack Pt. 1 will take place on September 2 and will feature a lecture and 78 rpm listening session by Ian Nagoski at the new Spectacle art space in Jamaica Plain. For more information on that show, visit Weirdo Records.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.