The George and Joyce Wein Lectures on African and African American Music bring an artist or scholar to Harvard to speak on issues pertaining to African, African American, and African Diasporic music. Established by George Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, in honor of his late wife, Joyce, and co-sponsored with the Department of African and African American Studies, the series features lectures, master classes, and performances. Previous speakers include Robin D. G. Kelley, George E. Lewis, Ingrid Monson, Gary B. Nash, and Randy Weston.
- 2016: Robin D. G. Kelley, Ingrid Monson, Gary B. Nash, and Randy Weston, Celebrating Randy Weston's Archive at Harvard
- 2015: George E. Lewis, Black Liveness Matters: Tracing the Sounding Subject