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Ian Nagoski, owner of the True Vine Record Shop in Baltimore, will hold a lecture and sound presentation at GW University next Monday (11/19) titled “The Black Mirror: Ethnic Music on 78 rpm recordings, 1918-1955.”

Nagoski is releasing a compilation, The Black Mirror, the following day on the Dust to Digital label; his presentation (jointly sponsored by the Electric Possible and the Washington D.C. chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections) will include the playing and discussion of many of the songs from the collection. It will include music recorded between 1918 and 1955 in Bali, Burma, Cameroon, China, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Java, Laos, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. Something for everybody!

The lecture takes place at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 19, at the Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW), Room 206. $5 admission.