Garnette Cadogan Awarded CBMR Travel Grant
Independent scholar and freelance writer Garnette Cadogan has been awarded the fall 2012 CBMR Travel to the Collections Grant. Cadogan is working on a series of interrelated projects that are attentive to the history and musical characteristics of Jamaican popular music, including a biography of Bob Marley that will focus on the transformations and translation of his musical voice, and articles commissioned by Transition Magazine, The New Inquiry, and eMusic in which he will reframe the conversation about Marley and examine how he drew on his local musical inheritance to create music that was representative on a global arena. Cadogan’s CBMR residency will also help inform his research for liner notes for a CD for the Honest Jon’s label of early Jamaican gospel music (1960s and 1970s) that is due for release in fall 2013.
CBMR travel grants of up to $1,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who demonstrate the ability to launch and complete a scholarly or performance-based research project that utilize the CBMR’s collections. The grants are supported with funds that have been given to the Center in honor of CBMR founder and Director Emeritus Samuel A. Floyd Jr. and in memory of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Scholars, composers, conductors, musicians, educators, graduate students, and independent researchers residing or attending school beyond commuting distance of the Center for Black Music Research (more than 100 miles) are eligible to apply for this grant. Researchers in all genres of black music are encouraged to apply as interests ranging from concert music to gospel to jazz criticism have been explored through this grant.
Applications are accepted twice yearly and must be postmarked or received by September 1 and February 1. Additional information and application forms are available at the CBMR’s website, or by calling 312.369.7559 to request information.