"Black Music in the Civil Rights Era" Lecture Recital/Performance for Davenport Civil Rights Commission

Fri. April 27th, 2018| 4:30-6:30

Davenport, IA US

An expanded version of my popular "Jazz in The Civil Rights Movement" that includes music examples from the gamut of Black music styles; including funk, R&B and soul. Pre-program music begins at 4:30, presentation from 4:45 to 5:45 and post-presentation music until 6:30. $15 Cover Charge During the Civil Rights movement, many musicians joined African-Americans in using their musical voice as a catalyst in demanding change in America. Black music and its practitioners capitalized on the power, reach and mainstream appeal of their music to clearly speak out against the cultural state of affairs for African-Americans in the country. Through a combination of live performance, spoken remarks and a visual presentation, this unique program highlights four of the more prevalent examples of Black music’s alignment with the African-American fight for civil rights and the backstory behind their creation. Free, and open to the public


The River Center, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport