America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
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America's Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.
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.
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.
Eighty-one libraries and non-profits have been 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.
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