31 episodes

VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Hosts Roger Landes and Chris Smith, musicians and directors of the VMC, explore vernacular art forms: musics and dance which are learned, taught, and passed on by ear and in the memory.

We talk about how the VMC engages with music and dance from around the world, and about the connections, histories, and community meanings of these art forms. We hear from players, scholars, dancers, builders, and listeners; we hear about times and places and people, and together with our audience we seek to discover and celebrate the webs of human meaning which connect all of them.

We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2.

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VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER Roger Landes and Chris Smith

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VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Hosts Roger Landes and Chris Smith, musicians and directors of the VMC, explore vernacular art forms: musics and dance which are learned, taught, and passed on by ear and in the memory.

We talk about how the VMC engages with music and dance from around the world, and about the connections, histories, and community meanings of these art forms. We hear from players, scholars, dancers, builders, and listeners; we hear about times and places and people, and together with our audience we seek to discover and celebrate the webs of human meaning which connect all of them.

We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2.

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    Elders, Mentors, and Legacies

    Elders, Mentors, and Legacies

    EP 30 is out and our hosts have a conversation about Elders, Mentors, and Legacies, elaborating on what those titles mean, what tradition bearers mean, and their experiences with music, culture, and traditions.

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 54 min
    VVMC in the Kitchen: Sampler Plate

    VVMC in the Kitchen: Sampler Plate

    EP 29 is out and we invite you all to the VVMC Kitchens and dive into vernacular foodways with the VVMC Team and some of the guest from previous episodes. Foodways connect us through the process of gathering the ingredients, making the meals, the act of sitting together and eating the meals, and even cleaning up. So please enjoy this sampler of foodways!

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 37 min
    Dance, Movement, and a Changing World w/ Guest Interim Dean Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

    Dance, Movement, and a Changing World w/ Guest Interim Dean Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

    EP 28 is out and our hosts have a conversation with our guest, Interim Dean Genevieve Durham DeCesaro! Our guest discusses dance, movement, and the body, expanding on questions from Roger & Chris about vernacular dance/movement, curriculum, and higher education inclusivity.

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 55 min
    Book Club: "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" and "Dylan Goes Electric"

    Book Club: "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" and "Dylan Goes Electric"

    EP 27 is out and brings us back to our VVMC Book Club. This week, our hosts talk about 2 different books ("Baby Let Me Follow You Down: The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years" by Eric Von Schmidt & Jim Rooney AND "Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties" by Elijah Wald), elaborating on the important watershed moments of what was happening musically in folk revivals as well as their own experiences during these times.

    For link to our VVMC Book Club or other relevant links, please look at our show notes!

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Comics & Pop Culture w/ Guests Rob Weiner and Dr. Rob Peaslee

    Comics & Pop Culture w/ Guests Rob Weiner and Dr. Rob Peaslee

    EP 26 is out and our hosts have a conversation with our guests, Rob Weiner and Dr. Rob Peaslee! Roger and Chris talk this week about the comic universe (and the movie counterparts) as Rob & Rob expand on the history and cultural impact that led to the development of the comic universe and how it continues to affect the world today.

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 58 min
    At the Movies: Summer of Soul

    At the Movies: Summer of Soul

    We are back with the start of Series III! Listen to EP 25 as our hosts take a moment with the "At the Movies" series! Roger and Chris talk this week about the "Summer of Soul" documentary, now on Hulu, elaborating on what it is about, what went into making it, and its significance to history and culture.

    VOICES FROM THE VERNACULAR MUSIC CENTER is a podcast from at Texas Tech University. Join Roger and Chris as they range across the centuries and around the worlds of oral-tradition music and dance, with guests along the way! We would like to thank the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for funding Series 1 and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts for funding Series 2 and 3.

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    • 52 min

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