4-class series · Tuesdays, February 3 - February 24, 7PM-8:30PM
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor
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From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.
Special musical guests for this series include the Cultural Heritage Choir, vocalist Terrie Odabi, pianist Tammy Hall-Hawkins, guitarist/vocalist Alvon Johnson, Deszon Claiborne and Leon Joyce (drums), and many more!