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The Sound of the Voice: OHAM Celebrates 50 Years

This past Wednesday evening, students, faculty, and members of the New Haven community gathered to celebrate—through experimental film, live music, and remixed vocal samples—the 50th anniversary of Yale’s Oral History of American Music project, OHAM. Hosted by the Wednesday Wisdom

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The Sound of the Voice: OHAM Celebrates 50 Years

This past Wednesday evening, students, faculty, and members of the New Haven community gathered to celebrate—through experimental film, live music, and remixed vocal samples—the 50th anniversary of Yale’s Oral History of American

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