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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz and Democracy and Why

October 11 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,”Jazz and Democracy and Why,” master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson reflect upon the complementarity of jazz and democracy as promoting the free evolution of ideas, and thus as embodying the core American value of freedom. Participants examine the origin and history of jazz in America, including the influence and effects of slavery, racial oppression, and socio-economic oppression. We also explore the parallel dialectics of transforming European music and political ideas into distinctively American forms in jazz and American democracy.

This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Maryland Humanities.

Details

Date:
October 11
Time:
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.spiritjazzdemocracy.com/events-1/

Venue

Aldom Lounge, Campus Center
47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Phone:
240.895.4240

Organizer

Jeffrey Coleman
Phone:
4240 (410-586-8250 before August 29)
Email:
jlcoleman@smcm.edu