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Digital Program: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for this exciting lecture and musical celebration with master flutist, educator, and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq on the role and history of jazz music during the Civil Rights Movement. This program is a combined lecture and music performance that opens with a flute prelude performed by Galen.

His program chronicles music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles during a 60 minute audiovisual presentation. It also illustrates how jazz became an advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from jazz concerts used to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963. Galen infuses musical demonstrations throughout the lecture. Close by testing your knowledge of the subject with a trivia quiz.

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. Please note that this program cannot be recorded. We ask that you only register if you’re certain you can attend.

Speaker Bio
Galen is an extraordinary flutist with an extensive performance career. He is also a riveting speaker on the topic of jazz, and has performed at colleges and universities for over thirty years. A former educator, he holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University in Education and Performing Arts, and studied music at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Embracing his love of music and desire to continue educating, he offers an engaging and enjoyable path to music appreciation through his music programs comprised of performances and lectures. Find out more about him and his work at Flute Juice Productions.


February 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mystic & Noank Library
(860) 536-7721



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