The 6 week series of documentary films, America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway! hosted by Terrazas Public Library in Austin ends Tuesday, April 30th. Caroline O’Meara, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the UTAustin, hosts the films and discussion. It is a good opportunity to learn about American History and Culture.
The film screening of From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale is free and open to the public at the Terrazas Library Branch, on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. To read more about the film, visit the link: http://americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org/session/view/latin-rhythms-from-mambo-to-hip-hop
FINALE EVENT: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm
America’s Music: Texas Style at UT-Austin’s Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr. includes a panel discussion with Joe Nick Patoski, author of biographies of Texas music legends, including Willie Nelson, Selena, and Stevie Ray Vaughn; Dave Oliphant, who has written two books on the history of jazz music in Texas; John Wheat, Coordinator for Sound Archives at the Briscoe Center for American History at UT; and Tim Hamblin, Video Archivist at the Austin History Center. Dr. O’Meara will facilitate the panel discussion.
Also through May, you can view Austin Music Originals, an exhibit of photographs of Austin musicians from the collections of the Austin History Center. The photographs are in the main public area and in the meeting room.
The Terrazas Library is located at 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. in Austin and for more information, call 512.974-3625 or visit www.austintexas.org/library
Source: City of Austin APL