Topic: This weeks Coffee and Conversation will be on Beyonce’s new album Renaissance, the history of dance music, her relationship to queer music communities and the ways in which she reframes understanding of authorship and ownership.

“Beyoncé’s seventh solo album, “Renaissance,” is a rich tribute to the long history of Black dance music, from disco up through ballroom house. It functions both as collage and history lesson, and also captures an evolution in her songwriting and personal presentation toward more modern directions.” – (The New York Times)