HARLEM RENAISSANCE: The Black American Impact On Popular Song, Part II

Event Type: Adults
Date: 3/31/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 For black slaves, singing was not a refined amusement but survival and life itself, however limited and painful that life might be. Not surprisingly, after slavery’s demise, the musical expression of the experience -- Spirituals, Blues, Jazz -- would become Black Americans´ most compelling weapon in their hard-fought battle for full assimilation into the mainstream. While many of the more “respectable” professions remained out of reach in those days, entertainment was immediately open to anyone with talent, and musical genius lay waiting in vast storehouses among the Black American community.

This program will spotlight glamorous singer/actress Lena Horne, troubled jazz pioneer Billie Holiday, crooning phenomenon and multimedia star Nat King Cole, and composer/piano personality Fats Waller.
Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Location: Community Education Room
Other Information:
 This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x132
Presenter: Fred Miller, pianist/singer/lecturer
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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