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Friday, June 15 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Detroit Sound Conservancy Music Tour

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This is a deep dive, mission-driven, joyful journey into Detroit’s varied musical histories. This tour will explore everything from hip hop to country, musical historic districts, oral histories, and the challenges and opportunities of cultural preservation in Detroit. After this tour you will not just know more about Detroit’s music, people, geographies, and stories, but you will also be able to play a part in preserving and celebrating Detroit’s musical cultures.
*To sign up for a tour, please visit the Info Desk in the Student Center*

Presenters
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Carleton Gholz

Dr. Carleton S. Gholz is an activist in Detroit music history preservation, as well as a writer, teacher, and DJ. Born in Port Huron, Michigan and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Dr. Gholz’s first post-college job was as a high school social studies teacher in Detroit from 1999-2004. After completing his PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, he taught at Northeastern University in Boston before returning to Detroit to be the Executive Director of Detroit Sound Conservancy. As a writer, he has published academically in sound and popular music studies (see Dancecult and the book Listening Spaces) and has been a professional freelance journalist since 1999 (see, for instance, Metro Times, Time, and BLAC). He is currently working on his first book which chronicles the rise of DJ-culture in Detroit., Detroit Sound Conservancy
Dr. Carleton S. Gholz is an activist in Detroit music history preservation, as well as a writer, teacher, and DJ. Born in Port Huron, Michigan and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Dr. Gholz's first post-college job was as a high school social studies teacher in Detroit. After completing... Read More →
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Jonah Raduns-Silverstein

Jonah Raduns-Silverstein is the Project Coordinator for Detroit Sound Conservancy. A musician and music producer himself, working at DSC has taught him everything he knows about Detroit music. He channels that knowledge and energy into everything he makes. (He will be coordinating the tour but will not be presenting.), Detroit Sound Conservancy
Jonah is the Projects Manager for Detroit Sound Conservancy
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Adriel Thorton

Detroit-based creative contributor and culture creator Adriel Thornton has, through decades of consistant imaginative and bold ideation, earned global recognition as a leading authority in the creative arts and event production. His club event, FAMILY, now in its 20th year, was voted “Best Club Night in America,” and hosted talent from around the world. Additional signature productions include Dally In The Alley, Eastern Market After Dark, and Dine Drink Detroit., Fresh Media Group
Detroit-based creative contributor and culture creator Adriel Thornton has, through decades of consistant imaginative and bold ideation, earned global recognition as a leading authority in the creative arts and event production. His club event, FAMILY, now in its 20th year, was voted... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
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