Black Music Symposium Celebrates African American Influence on Music


The University of Arkansas is celebrating African American influence on American music with the 2018 Black Music Symposium.

The symposium will feature workshops, lectures and performances of well known musicians.

This year feature Lee Finkelstein and bobby Harden, two original members of the blues Brothers.

One instructor at the university says one of his goals is to expose his students to a wide array of acts.
Jake Hertzog, Guitar instructor, at the University of Arkansas said, “it’s very important that not only do we give our students wonderful jazz and classical music opportunities, but we want to give them opportunities to work with masters in the commercial pop music world”.

A list of the remaining events for the week are listed below.

Thursday, February 1:

“Music and Social Movements”  with Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock

“Life on the Road”  with Lee Finkelstein & Bobby Harden

Friday, February 2:

The Future of Jazz at the University of Arkansas with UA Music Jazz Faculty

Fri 7:30pm
Inspirational Chorale & Inspired Soul Concert

All events are free and held at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus. For ticket information, click here

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