From Slavery to Civil Rights: African-American History through Music

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Thursday, January 27, 2022
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
Location: Online
Sponsored by: Supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Description: Musician/educator Roger Tincknell will present a virtual one-hour program exploring African-American history through music entitled "From Slavery to Civil Rights." The concert will begin with African drumming and a welcoming song in Swahili, then continue chronologically with slave songs, spirituals, work songs, and blues, concluding with songs from the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Stories, poems, and songs about Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and others will be woven into the rich musical fabric on which the program is based. Examples of some uniquely African-American musical styles such as R&B, Motown, and jazz will be included.

The program will be performed on guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, harmonica, and African percussion. The audience will be invited to sing, move, dance, and play percussion instruments. A Q &A period will follow the program.

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Entered by: Shrewsbury Public Library

Created: January 11, 2022 at 9:56 AM

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