WKU Libraries has just been awarded a grant for, “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.” WKU is one of only 50 locations that will offer this program to the public and 1 of 8 educational institutions nationwide to receive the grant.
America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.
These programs feature documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. Six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.
WKU will host the series of six viewing and discussion programs between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013.