Film

Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy Film Screening with performances by Lady Bianca and Larry Vann

When: Thu., April 12, 7-11 p.m. 2018

Evolutionary Blues... The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever Black people settled that soundtrack took on a local flavor. In Northern California, the influences came from the musicianship of Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Seventh Street in West Oakland supported and bolstered Blacks who answered the call of the war effort in the late 1940’s. Entrepreneurship created a fully contained community that provided work, homes and all the necessities of life including a fully developed music scene. Watch as more than 30 local musicians share

Price: $15, $20

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