1963: The Music and The Movement
Presented by WEAA 88.9 FM
with Taylor Branch, Sheila Ross, Milton Dugger, Lester K. Spence, Jelani Favors, music by Craig Allston, performance by Keith Snipes, hosted by Robert Shahid
How did the jazz and soul music of the sixties, from John Coltrane’s “Alabama” to James Brown’s “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud),” influence and in turn be influenced by the Civil Rights Movement? Renowned Civil Rights historian and author Taylor Branch, Sheila Ross of the girl group the Royalettes, long-time Baltimore music promoter Milton Dugger, Johns Hopkins professor Lester K. Spence, historian and Morgan State professor Jelani Favors, join WEAA’s Robert Shahid in discussing this question as songs from the era accent the dialogue. Baltimore actor and writer Keith Snipes reenacts a speech that Martin Luther King Jr. gave on jazz to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival. Baltimore jazz musician Craig Alston gathers an all-star band performing music from the era to close. 7pm. $10, $5 CA & WEAA mbrs. Adv tix sug.
This event is presented by WEAA 88.9 FM and the Creative Alliance in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and the Baltimore City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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