The Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) will perform songs from the FAU Libraries’ Print Music Collection to include some of the most important and progressive African American composers that migrated to Harlem after the abolition of slavery. The “Negro” family moved from the cotton fields of the South to the new urban settings of the “big cities” in the north. These venues provided a fertile environment to create, cultivate and refine music and art as a means of personal expression for the black artists. Jazz blossomed in this period and became popular not only in Harlem, but worldwide.
Maestro Kula will lead KCO in a performance of songs by some of the great jazz masters of the Harlem Renaissance including Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and W. C. Handy.
Mr. Kula will also offer commentary on the composers and their music.
|Lecture # WPW2|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Wednesday — Jan. 8, 2014|
| ||Time:||7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$25 / member; $35 / non-member|
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