From Slavery to Civil Rights
**This program is offered by the Shrewsbury Public Library**
In this virtual performance on Thursday, January 27th, at 7:00 p.m. (on Zoom), musician/educator Roger Tincknell will present a virtual, one-hour program exploring African-American history through music. The concert will begin with African drumming and a welcoming song in Swahili, then continue chronologically with slave songs, spirituals, work songs, and blues, concluding with songs from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Stories, poems, and songs about Harriet Tubman; Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and others will be woven into the rich musical fabric on which the program is based. Examples of some uniquely African-American musical styles such as R&B, Motown, and jazz will be included.
The program will be performed on guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, harmonica, and African percussion. The audience will be invited to sing, move, and dance, and a Q&A period will follow the program.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Please register here for this virtual program.