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Behind the Beat Program at Ames Public Library

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- Free

Join the AAMI Museum Educator at the Ames Public Library for a presentation, Behind the Beat.

This presentation uses music to explore African American history, from the African beats to the jazz of the Harlem Renaissance to the popular music of the Civil Rights movement. The influences of traditional African music can be seen in the spirituals sung by African Americans while they worked as slaves, elements of spirituals can be found in blues, blue led way to jazz, jazz spurred on R&B, rock and roll, hip hop, and other forms of modern music. Each musical style has ties to history, such as jazz and the Harlem Renaissance or Motown and the Civil Rights Movement. To understand history, you just have to look Behind the Beat!



February 12
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave
AMes, Iowa 50010
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