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The Music of America: African-American Contribution

February 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE - Open to the Public
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Fisk Jubilee Singers 1882
African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University

Jean Speight will present a time-line on the development of African-American music from 1600 to 1950, including:

  • Sacred music

folk spirituals, arranged spirituals, folk gospel, and gospel hymns

  • Secular music

work songs, field calls, protest songs, rural blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie, and more

  • Old recordings

According to Speight:

“The power of song in the struggle for Black survival – that’s what spirituals and blues are about! Thought to be the only original folk music of America, the spiritual and the blues have had a significant impact on the evolution of all American music.”

Details

Date:
February 12, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
FREE - Open to the Public
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Organizer

Lawrence County Historical Society
Phone:
724-658-4022

Venue

Lawrence County Historical Society
408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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Phone:
724-658-4022
Website:
www.LawrenceCHS.com
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