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A Journey Through America with Jazz

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for ‘Journey Through America with Jazz’! Jazz music is deeply intertwined with Black History Month, originating in African American communities and evolving into a powerful cultural expression. This presentation will use jazz, or Black American Music, as a vehicle to travel throughout North America, moving through generations of cultural influence as we go. Since its beginning, jazz has been the music of and for the people. The more significant part of our journey will start with the people in New Orleans, traveling North through the Mississippi River from Kansas City to Chicago. We’ll then go east toward Philadelphia and New York City and end our journey in Harlem like millions of Black folks during the Great Migration. By centering jazz and its powerful influence on culture, this presentation will shed light on the historical significance of Black Americans and their musical traditions, shaping the music we know and love today. Brunch will be served.Special Performance By:Marcus Grant | Kweku Aggrey | Noah Campbell | Andrew Wilcox Don’t miss this extraordinary musical journey celebrating the enduring legacy of Black artists!*Please note that this event is exclusively for Brown School of Public Health members and will be held in-person.