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Author and Cuban Musicologist Ned Sublette to Discuss New Book, Apr. 9
Author: Haili J. Graff, Office of University Communications, 503-725-8763
Posted: March 21, 2008

What: As part of the Portland State Library Artists and Writers Series, author and Cuban musicologist Ned Sublette will discuss his new book, "The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square." Focused on New Orleans's first century, the book outlines the political and cultural development of Louisiana in the context of the clash of three empires, the exploration of the American frontier, the spread of slavery and the revolutions in France, the United States and Haiti.

Sublette is also the author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drum to the Mambo." Co-founder of the record label Qbadisc, he co-produced the public radio program "Afropop Worldwide" for seven years. A writer, record producer and musician, Sublette is a former New Orleans resident who now lives in New York City.

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 7 p.m.

Where: Portland State Millar Library (1875 SW Park).

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations to the Oregon Food Bank are accepted at the door.

For more information contact Kimberly Willson-St. Clair at 503-725-4552 or

Background: Portland State University Library supports the information, research, teaching and learning needs of more than 1,800 faculty members and 25,000 students at Portland State University, who are enrolled in 125 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs as well as graduate certificates and continuing education. The Portland State Library has more than 1.3 million volumes, subscribes to more than 16,000 journals and has more than 69,000 accessible electronic journals. In addition, Portland State Library is the regional depository for federal documents and is a member of the Portals and Orbis/Cascade Alliance library consortia.

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