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AMERI’KANA: an exploration into American music

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We’re proud to invite you to join us for a special virtual event, AMERI’KANA: an exploration into American music over four nights of music, conversation, and music education live-streamed for free on YouTube and Facebook. The main event will be on Saturday, October 24th at 8pm CST: it’s a debut of AMERI’KANA TV, a living documentary. The 90 minute show explores the rich DNA that makes up the American music story, as told by Los Lobos, Terrance Simien, Flor de Toloache, Cedric Burnside, The Sensational Barnes Brothers and Deborah Barnes, Rev. Charles Hodges, Boo Mitchell, and others,, hosted by Making Movies. 

We would be honored if you would share this FREE content with your students and colleagues.  Ideally this would involve inviting your community to watch this special event and stream the show together. 

AMERI’KANA is a way for us to tell stories that have not been told or have been lost in our music history. The event will ensure that we remember how American music came to be and that  it’s not simply one specific style but a blending of cultures.

Please check out our website for all of the information for all four nights including lineup, ticket registration and merch.

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