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African American Lecture Series: Every Song Has A Story: Black Music’s Impact on America

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Can you hear them? Can you hear the notes… the beats… the unique musical rhythms and messages of the African American experience?

Linda Gorham will take you on a musical journey over the past 100 years as she tells the stories behind influential songs by Black artists that shaped American music and American attitudes. Songs include “Black & Blue” (Louis Armstrong, “Lift Every Voice” (James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson), “My Country Tis of Thee” (Marion Anderson), “Strange Fruit” (Billie Holiday), “The Twist” (Chubby Checker), “Happy Birthday” (Stevie Wonder), “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye), “Respect” (Aretha Franklin), and “Say It Loud” (James Brown).

FREE to attend!


Cullman Performance Hall
529 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC
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