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Pop Conference 2024: Watch Keynotes With George Clinton, Wendy & Lisa

Earlier this month, Pop Conference 2024 offered three days of programming around the theme “Legacy! Legacy! Music Collections and Archives.” This year’s PopCon featured keynote sessions featuring funk legend George Clinton, as well as musical duo and Prince & the Revolution members Wendy & Lisa.

Those keynotes are now available online. Watch the George Clinton session, which was moderated by Danyel Smith and titled A Little Light Under the Sun: The Unstoppable Funky Genius and Cosmic Legacy of George Clinton, in which the music icon discussed his personal and professional relationship to music history and archiving:

Meanwhile, Wendy & Lisa participated in a roundtable discussion, moderated by Smithsonian Museum Curatorial Specialist Timothy Anne Burnside, titled A Seat at the (Mother)Ship: The Reclamation of Women’s Stories in Parliament-Funkadelic, in which the duo discussed the central role that women played in the influential collective. Watch that keynote below:

PopCon 2024 was held on the USC University Park campus from Mar. 7-9, hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music for the first time in its 22-year history, in collaboration with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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