Deconstructing Freddie Mercury

Talk

WHEN September 22, 2014
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

The lead singer and songwriter of superstar rock group Queen - famous for songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love" and "We Are the Champions" - the late Freddie Mercury was arguably the most gifted and flamboyant of 20th century rock stars. Jason King discusses his research into Freddie Mercury's stardom and musical output, deconstructing the singer's complex African and Indian roots and the way he negotiated multiple (open) closets in his work toward a subversive but mainstream musical and visual artistic practice.

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