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“Sincere Forms of Flattery: Blacks, Whites and American Popular Music” 

When: Sat., Feb. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 2016
Phone: 704-889-7145
Email: polk@ncdcr.gov
Price: Free
www.jameskpolk.net/events.html
| Billy Stevens, M.A., North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Mr. Stevens will demonstrate how historic interactions between African Americans and European Americans shaped the evolution of American popular music. With its roots in slavery and the fusion of musical traditions brought from both Africa and Europe, American music is a natural outgrowth of the unique culture of the American South. Using musical instruments as well as rare recordings, Stevens helps his audience understand the relationship between jazz and blues, ragtime and gospel, and how the first distinctly American musical genre, blackface minstrelsy, has influenced country musicians up to the

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