A Black History Month Event
Charlotte Blake Alston and John Blake Jr.
You've probably heard the sounds of the fiddle and the banjo--but do you know what a kora or a bolong is? How about a ngoni or a xalam? Well, you're about to find out when master storyteller, narrator, and singer Charlotte Blake Alston joins her world-renowned jazz violinist brother John Blake Jr. to celebrate the fascinating role of stringed instruments in African and African American culture. Blending "eloquent storytelling" (The New York Times) with lively jazz and sound effects, you'll discover how these instruments were played when babies were named, when history was told, when people married, and much more!
Recommended for ages 4 & up
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