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A Performance & Presentation on the History of Jazz during the Civil Rights Movement

March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Online

Please join us for this live webinar on Thursday, March 11th at 7:00 pm EST.


In a presentation by professional flutist and music educator Galen Abdur-Razzaq, attendees will learn about meaningful musical moments from the turn-of-the-century to present-day. Galen will highlight various prominent artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles. In addition, he will illustrate how jazz became a form of advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, as proceeds from jazz concerts were used to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963.

This lecture will begin with a flute prelude performed by Galen, and it will be infused with musical examples throughout. Participants will be given an opportunity to test their knowledge of the subject via a trivia quiz.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and holds a master’s degree in Performing Arts and Education from Rutgers University.


March 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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