Cheryl L. Keyes is a Professor in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and specializes in rap/hip-hop music. This collection
consists of unpublished and published sound recordings collected by Cheryl Keyes as part of her research on African American
music; popular music; women's music; popular music theory; gender/cultural theory. The materials include recordings of interviews,
live performances, and rare commercial recordings.
Cheryl L. Keyes is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. She received her Ph.D. and her M.M.E.
from Indiana University, and her B.M.E. from Xavier University. She is the author of Rap Music and Street Consciousness, published
in 2002 by the University of Illinois Press. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on rap and hip-hop culture in Mali, West
Africa, New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, and London. Her research has been published in major journals such as Ethnomusicology,
Folklore Forum, Journal of American Folklore, and The World of Music as well as book chapters. In addition to her ongoing
study of hip-hop music and culture, Keyes is conducting research on a piano performance tradition indigenous to East Texas
and Southern Louisiana. Keyes is also a songwriter/composer and a pianist/flutist/singer who has performed and recorded with
jazz clarinetist/educator Alvin Batiste and New Orleans rhythm-and-blues veteran Eddie Bo.
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