Did you attend “Music of the Movement: A Sustaining Voice”?
If you were able to join us for Music of the Movement: A Sustaining Voice at Montgomery College’s Performing Arts Center I think you will agree that it was a fantastic evening! For those who remember the gut wrenching efforts to produce changes in Civil Rights legislation nationally in the 1960s, the program was a reminder of the tragic moments, the victories and the songs that celebrated both.
Younger audience members recalled James Browns music and the excitement he generated on Soul Train, the nation’s first variety show celebrating African-American culture. The impact of Hip Hop was debated with discussion about how it has changed from its origins in the 1970s to today, and how it has become the mostly widely-known music form around the world.
The presentations, examples and discussion were thought-provoking, and we know many of you who wanted to ask questions did not have the opportunity. So here is your opportunity—post your questions or comments on the blog and see how others would answer them.