Our Music, Our Culture- A Celebration of African-Americans in Jazz
The Flowood Library is proud to announce that Jazz musician Shenole Latimer will be performing at the library on Monday, February 14th at 7:00pm! Shenole will be presenting "Our Music, Our Culture," a multimedia presentation fusing a lecture with live performances. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You do not need a library card nor do need to live in Flowood to attend. Seats are limited. RSVPS are appreciated, but not essential. Bring a friend!
"The history of jazz is reviewed from the early 1900's to today. Many jazz artists and their struggles are explored, including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane. An emphasis is placed on visiting the African American roots of jazz, how jazz reflected the cultural phases that African Americans were experiencing through out the decades of the 20th century, and the cultural and sociological impact that jazz made in the United States and even the world. Learn why jazz has been called, America's Classical Music."