City Slang: Introducing the Detroit Sound Conservancy

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A music history group, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, has been formed to preserve and share Detroit music history.

The DSC has been founded by local oral historian Carleton Gholz with the aim of facilitating connections to conserve Detroit's musical history through physical archiving, digital outreach, and collaborative fundraising.

“First and foremost an organizing effort, the DSC’s long-term goal is to become the go-to organization for accurate information and effective strategy in the struggle to increase and maintain Detroit’s capacity to conserve its musical heritage. The DSC imagines gathering oral histories, preserving the written records of Detroit music journalists, encouraging the digitization and dissemination of music-related audio and video, and organizing around historical landmarks and collections critical to telling the story of Detroit music.”

Gholz is joined by officers Patrice Merritt, executive director of the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation; Kim Silarski, publicist for Concert of Colors and the Arab American National Museum; and LaVell Williams, local musician and former manager for the record store Record Time.

A website, detailing forthcoming events, can be found here, and a Facebook page here.

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