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Sat, Feb 26



Soul Music of the Black South

Together we’ll take a musical journey around the South, taking in the sounds and history of African American southern soul music of the United States.

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Soul Music of the Black South
Soul Music of the Black South

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST


About The Event

We’ll start w/familiarizing ourselves with the Chitlin' Circuitin and explore the racial inequality and legal segragation that birthed American SOUTHERN soul. We will learn about how companies like Stax Records, Sun Studios and J & M Music Studios helped develop and share southern soul with the masses. We’ll head over to Nashville and learn the role that spirituals played in the development of many different musical genres. Then it’s over to the Mississippi Delta to talk about Blues, its history, and its contribution to rock n’ roll. MNext stop is New Orleans for a lesson on jazz, improvisation, and the "New Orleans Sound" that would become  rhythm and blues. We end our journey in Muscle Shoals, AL where an incredible number of artists have recorded incredible hit records – from Aretha to the Rolling Stones to Alicia Keys.

Tour Highlights:

  • Stax Records
  • Sun Studios
  • Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Nashville African American Music Museum
  • Delta Blues Museum
  • Fame Recording Studios
  • The sounds of Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Tina & Ike Turner, BB King, and many, many more.

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