Join us for a FREE six-week program featuring documentary film screenings and dynamic conversation exploring twentieth-century American popular music led by well-known local musician, Glenn Jenks with special guests. The six sessions focus on uniquely American musical genres deeply connected to the history, culture and geography of this country. Films include Ken Burns’ masterful Jazz and Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues (directed by Martin Scorsese in 2003).
America’s Music is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute, in consultation with the American Library Association and the Society for American Music, and is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Maine Humanities Council.
The series in Camden is presented by the Town of Camden, Camden Public Library, and Bay Chamber Concerts.
All screenings/conversations will take in the Camden Public Library, Picker Room.
Sunday, January 13, 3pm - The Blues and Gospel Music
Sunday, January 20, 3pm - Tin Pan Alley and Broadway
Sunday, January 27, 3pm - Swing Jazz
Sunday, February 3, 3pm - Bluegrass and Country Music
Sunday, February 10, 3pm - Rock
Sunday, February 17, 3pm - From Mambo to Hip Hop
(Snow Date: February 24, 3pm)
Camden is 1 of 50 sites across the country selected and is the only Maine recipient of this programming.
For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Brian Hodges, Development Director, Town of Camden (207) 236-3353; email@example.com