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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band – Q&A

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Friday, April 28 @ 8pm    Buy tickets Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band  – Q&A after the screening From child prodigy to “Boogie-Woogie Queen” to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou […]

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Wild Women don’t Have the Blues – FREE SCREENING

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027   Friday, April 28 @ 6:30pm   FREE SCREENING Reserve your ticket  Wild Women don’t Have the Blues  Shows how the blues were born out of the economic and social transformation of African American life early in the 20th century. It recaptures the lives and times […]

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Made in Jamaica

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027   Saturday, April 29 @ 3pm    Buy tickets Made in Jamaica A powerful portrait of the leaders of the Jamaican music movement that explores how Reggae in particular became a worldwide phenomenon. It is the story of how a small island nation […]

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The Story of Lovers Rock

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Saturday, April 29 @ 1pm    Buy tickets The Story of Lovers Rock In the 70s and 80s Britain was rife with racial tension and police harassment particularly against black British youths. These youths were the rebel generation who were also searching for […]

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The Miracle of Candeal

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30pm Buy tickets The Miracle of Candeal In this colorful, good-humored trip filled with foot-stomping rhythm and astonishing people, 85-year-old Cuban-born masterful pianist Bebo Valdes discovers the unique Brazilian favela of Candeal, where the young residents gave up their guns […]

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Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027   Saturday, April 29 @ 5:30 pm    Buy tickets Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango In this fascinating documentary, that explores the social life and cultural significance of black people in Argentina and Uruguay, director Dom Pedro reveals the depth of […]

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100% Arabica

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  Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Sunday, April 30 @ 2:30pm Buy tickets 100% Arabica In this French comedy directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri and starring international stars of the Rai Music Khaled, and Cheb Mami a corrupt Imam tries to control the inhabitants of a housing project located […]

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Stambali

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Sunday, April 30 @ 1pm Buy tickets Stambali In Tunisia, the history of stambali goes back to the arrival of the first slaves from Mali, Timbuktu specifically. Practicing their music and worship in the house of their masters, the slaves and their musical […]

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Maria Bethania, Music is Perfume

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Sunday, April 30 @ 4:30pm Buy tickets Maria Bethania, Music is Perfume A fascinating tour of the musical universe of Brazil, together with the charismatic singer Maria Bethânia. At her side are the stars of the musical counterculture of the 60s and 70s: […]

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MAMA AFRICA – Miriam Makeba

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Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 Mama Africa – Miriam Makeba Sunday, April 30 @ 6:30PM   Buy tickets Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into […]

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