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America’s Music: A Film History of our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway (Event)

Arizona State University, the ASU Libraries and the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music are hosting a program titled “America’s Music: A Film History of our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.”  The six program series will feature documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.  Designed for a general audience, “America’s Music,” will enlighten participants about uniquely American musical genres including blues and gospel, Broadway musicals, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo and hip hop. 

The individual programs in this series are:

LATIN RHYTHMS: FROM MAMBO TO HIP HOP
Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 p.m.
The Monarch Theatre
122 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

THE BLUES AND GOSPEL MUSIC
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Tempe, Hayden Library, Room C-6A
300 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS
Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m.
Maricopa County Library District
Southeast Regional Library Assembly Room
775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234

BROADWAY AND TIN PAN ALLEY
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
ASU West, Fletcher Library, Classroom 101
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85306

SWING JAZZ
Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Tempe, Hayden Library, Room C-6A
300 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
 
ROCK
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Tempe, Hayden Library, Room C-6A
300 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
 

More information about all of these musical genres, as well as details about the individual programs, can be found on the America's Music Library Guide

“America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in Collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music.  “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.  Arizona State University is one of eighty-one institutions, public libraries and non-profits selected to participate in this national initiative. 

 

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