This is a combined lecture and music performance entitled Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement by Galen Abdur-Razzaq of Flute Juice Productions. Click here to register.
The presentation begins with a flute prelude performed by Galen. Followed by a 60 minute PowerPoint presentation chronicling the music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles. In addition, it illustrates how jazz became an advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from jazz concerts used to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963. Lecture is infused with music demonstrations. And concludes with a 15 – 20 minute Q & A.
Galen Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts and Education from Rutgers University. He is a riveting speaker with encyclopedic knowledge of the history of jazz and the Civil Rights Movement.
This program is sponsored by The Sondra Lane Cultural Funds from the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.