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American Epic: Out of the Many, the One

American Epic: Out of the Many, the One
Thursday, January 23, 2pm

Discover how America’s diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles. Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time. The myriad threads of America's musical tapestry include Hopi priests traveling to Washington to defend their sacred snake dance; an 11-year-old Hawaiian boy who invents the steel guitar; a teenage Tejana shaking the border with a ferocious feminist tango learned from a gum wrapper; the fightingest frères on the bayou turning a lament for a pretty blonde into the Cajun national anthem; and a gentle Delta farmer, Mississippi John Hurt, whose blues inspires a generation of musicians. 1h 25min