U.S. music icons soon to be celebrated
September 22, 2013 by Sarah
America’s Music: The Blues and Gospel Music film series will take place in Ft. Lauderdale in October. The event is a film history series dedicated to the popular music of the nation, including blues, gospel, bluegrass, and Broadway.
The program will take place at the Broward County Main Library in the auditorium on S. Andrews Ave. Three film and humanities related groups will host the six-week set of programs and make it available to the public. It will feature documentary film showings as well as discussion led by scholars pertaining to the 20th century popular American music.
James E. Cunningham, Ph.D., is the scholar appointed to lead the series. Dr. Cunningham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the Florida Atlantic University.
Historically famous personalities and leaders, such as Zoretta Hopkins, Son House, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters will be featured, and their accomplishments and contributions to American history will be explored.
Other famous musicians, including Sallie Martin, Willie Mae Ford Smith, and Thomas A. Dorsey, will be presented and discussed at select series presentations.
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The event begins October 9 at 1:00 pm and is free to attend. More information is available on the Broward County Main Library website.