The Jazz, Culture & Social Justice Project at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on August 8
The Jazz, Culture & Social Justice Project
August 8 at 1:00 p.m.
First Institutional Baptist Church
1141 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ
The program consists of a multimedia presentation that includes documentary film clips, conversational audio, and music excerpts, and is followed by a Q & A with Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam. Dr. Thiam, who is with the Performing Arts & Social Justice Department of the University of San Francisco, lectures on the topic of Jazz and its relationship to African culture in educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad. For the Jazz, Culture & Social Justice Project, Dr. Thiam discusses the significant but often-overlooked West African cultural contributions that forever shaped American popular music through the Blues of the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Thiam’s presentation is followed by a 45-minute concert with his award-winning Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band.
This event is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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