The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Lab will celebrate Black History Month with a free Bronx community event commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Attendees at the event, titled Remembering Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Era: Black History Month at the BMHC Lab, will learn about Civil Rights through jazz, storytelling, photo-sharing and film, all while shopping, eating locally, and enacting their rights.
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Event Details Music: World-renowned Jazz pianist and Bronx Living Legend Valerie Capers Thursday, October 17, 8:00pm Dr. Valerie Capers is a Bronx-born acclaimed jazz pianist and educator. She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, and served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and as chair of the Department of Music and Art at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. Dr. Capers has
Music: James Lovell & the Garifuna Drummers Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. Join singer and drummer James Lovell, a well-known proponent of Garífuna music, to share some of the rich music and dance of his own Garífuna culture. Originally an Afro-Caribbean culture, Garífuna were forced from St. Vincent’s in the 1700s to settle along the coast of Central America. Film: Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy and Q&A with