From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The History of American Music

LiveWires Presents: From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The History of American Music
Tuesday March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Reading Public Library Community Room
64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading, MA

Using recorded music, film clips and still images Kevin Comtois traces the evolution of American music from early slave spirituals, through the hugely popular minstrelsy in the late 19th century, to the blues and jazz that developed at the opening of the 20th Century, to the rock-n-roll of the late 40s and early 50s, and ending with the various strains of American pop music of the last thirty years.

Kevin Comtois is an educator, musician, and author of Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Evolution of American Protest Music

Free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Friends of the Reading Public Library.

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