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African and African-American Musical Connections in Appalachia

In Celebration of Black History Month

Saturday, February 20th

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

A Presentation from 10:00-12:00 Noon

AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

African and African-American Musical Connections in Appalachia

Presented by: Dr. Kathy Bullock Professor of Music

Berea College

In this talk/demonstration, Bullock explores the connections between African-American and Appalachian music. Beginning with the African musical heritage, she moves to the United States, revealing the origins of African American folk songs, spirituals, work songs, and blues and their substantial influence on Appalachian culture. Through stories and songs, she invites the audience to explore and participate in the exciting musical experiences shared by African- American and Appalachian cultures.

Please share this information with your Church Choirs and friends, she is excellent and has presented workshops national and international.

Reception sponsored by the Tri-Cities Womans Club

Contact: Carolyn Sundy @ 606-589-3052 or ext. 13052