Lunch & Learn: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

Past Dates & Times
  • Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd




The award-winning exhibition, “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage,” organized by the staff at the Tennessee State Museum, continues to travel to museums across the state. This program will include historians Graham Perry, curator of Social History, and Mike Bell, curator of Popular Music, together with Lorenzo Washington, CEO and Founder of Jefferson Street Sound, who will speak about and perform some of the music of black Tennesseans that transformed American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. These musicians have influenced and enriched music around the world, from the early blues legends of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith to the soul hits of STAX Records in Memphis.

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