Starting on Monday, May 13th, Providence Public Library will host America’s Music, an exciting six-week program featuring documentary film screenings, concerts, and discussions about 20th century popular music set in a social and historical context. Created by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music, the series enlightens audiences about unique American genres including blues, gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock n’ roll, mambo and hip hop. PPL program coordinator Louise Moulton is thrilled to participate, noting that the program will show how modern music has been influenced by older styles, helping to bridge gaps between generations.
Films will be screened on Mondays from 6-8:15 PM in the auditorium on the third floor, while concerts will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:15 PM in the Grand Hall on the first floor. The program is free to the public, thanks to funding through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
- May 13: The Blues and Gospel Music
- May 20: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
- June 3: Swing Jazz
- June 10: Country and Bluegrass
- June 17: Rock
- June 24: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop
CONCERTS (look for schedule updates)
- May 23: Music of the Great American Songbook with Oure Pleasure Singers
- May 30: Jazz: An Evening with Candida Rose
- June 13: Gospel & Blues: Clarice Thompson, RPM Voices
- June 20: Bluegrass: High Rock Mountain
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