What is America's Music?
America's Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, and Tribeca Flashpoint and the Society for American Music. America's Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
The programs feature documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: Blues and Gospel, Broadway, Jazz, Bluegrass and Country, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mambo and Hip Hop. Three free concerts will also be presented as part of Georgia Southern University's America's Music project.
[Note: all movie stills used with permission]
Libraries and non-profits related to music and music history will receive a grant to support the series. The series of six viewing and discussion programs are open to the public between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.
Georgia Southern University's Zach S. Henderson Library is one of eighty-one libraries and non-profits (and one of only three in Georgia) selected to participate in this national initiative, and in addition to the programming grant will receive a full set of the DVDs for the series (including public performance rights) along with support materials and resources. The selected sites will be required to designate an appropriate project scholar who will act as a moderator for the duration of the project. All programs must be open to the public.
To learn more, click on the links below:
- Tribeca Film Institute America's Music project
- Selected Sites
- Site Support Notebook
- Online Workshop Archive
America’s Music 2013 Series (Henderson Library Blog, November 20, 2013)
America’s Music: Free Concert — “We Are Coming, Father Abram” (Henderson Library Blog, October 1, 2013)
America’s Music: Free Concert — “Nothin’ but the Blues” featuring The Chris Mitchell Band (Henderson Library Blog, Sept. 4, 2013)
Broadway & Tin Pan Alley (Henderson Library Blog, Aug. 15, 2013)
Rock & Roll: Dylan Plugs In (Henderson Library Blog, July 29, 2013)
Pladd Dot Concert, Aug. 2, 2013 (Henderson Library Blog, July 29, 2013)
America's Music at Georgia Southern (Henderson Library Blog, July 26, 2013)