America's Music - Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters: Alabama’s First Pop Musicians
October 8, 2013
Join us for this interactive presentation by Joyce and Jim Cauthen as we learn about the early fiddles of Alabama, the musicians who played them and the popularity of this music in their communities. African-Americans and their pivotal role in developing the music will be featured during the talk. Jim Cauthen will demonstrate fiddle tunes that have been specifically mentioned in historical writings, slave narratives and early newspapers of Alabama. The audience will hear musical styles and tunes that are seldom heard today. Join us for a very informative and entertaining evening!
Celebrate America’s music! America's Music is a series of public programs created by the Tribeca Film Institute™ in partnership with the American Library Association 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 sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and mambo and hip hop.