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Travel Talk: Rock 'n' Roll and the Iron Curtain

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Great Hall, Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma WA 98403


Dr. Igor Krasnov will be speaking about the history of rock 'n' roll both during and after the Soviet Union, with examples. This is a story that perhaps begins with the Beatles, who influenced a generation of English-learners in the Soviet Union (including our speaker), young would-be rebels who wanted to learn English just to learn what John Lennon and Paul McCartney were singing about! It's been a long, strange trip ever since.

Dr. Krasnov teaches English and Intercultural Communication at Petrozavodsk State University in Russia and is a second-time Fulbright grantee. He did his research on Multicultural Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and received his degree from Karelian State Pedagogical Academy. Dr. Krasnov is also a professional translator and amateur musician, having played drums and guitar in different bands in Russia.

This Travel Talk will take place on November 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Annie Wright Schools

All Travel Talks are free and open to the public - no RSVP is necessary!

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