January 15, 2022

Old Lyme, Lyme Libraries Co-Sponsor History of Jazz Event via Zoom, Tonight; Includes Impact of Jazz on Civil Rights Movement, Live Performance

Learn how Jazz was an advocate for the Civil Rights Movement with Galen Abdur-Razzaq (centerin photo above) in a virtual event Wednesday evening co-sponsored by the Lyme and Old Lyme Libraries.

LYME/OLD LYME — On Wednesday, Jan. 12, the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library and the Lyme Public Library are co-sponsoring a virtual event that includes a live performance, a lecture and music trivia. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how Jazz was an advocate for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from concerts helping to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a Master Flutist, a jazz historian, and an educator, will chronicle music from the turn of the century to present day and highlight various artists, their music, their struggles, and their influence on the evolution of jazz.

Visit this link to register and obtain the Zoom link for the program.

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