Public Programs: Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music

Period of Performance

8/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Funding Totals

$2,500.00 (approved)
$2,500.00 (awarded)

America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

FAIN: LB-50008-12

Sachem Public Library (Holbrook, NY 11741)
Lauren Gilbert (Project Director: March 2012 to May 2024)

America’s Music is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions about twentieth-century American popular music. The grantee will present six programs on these uniquely American musical traditions: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock, and mambo and hip hop. It will also encourage scholar-led discussion about the documentary films and the project’s major humanities themes.