America's Music is a 6-week series of film screenings and discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions focus on blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and mambo and hip hop. All sessions are open to the public.
- Session 1: The Blues and Gospel Music (Oct. 19, 2013)
- Session 2: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley (Oct. 26, 2013)
- Session 3: Swing Jazz (Nov. 2, 2013)
- Session 4: Country and Bluegrass (Nov. 9, 2013)
- Session 5: Rock (Nov. 16, 2013)
- Session 6: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop (Nov. 23, 2013)
Click on the links above for each individual session. Each page includes the introductory essay and lists of related resources on each topic.
- Items held by Morris Library are linked to I-Share. If you are not affiliated with SIU, you may check out materials if you hold a courtesy card.
- Most southern Illinois public libraries use the SHARE catalog. Connect to the catalog's main page, and enter your zip code to access your library's catalog.
Refreshments will be provided after each session.
Connect to the America's Music website, hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute.
"America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. "America’s Music" has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
Meet your hosts!
Project Scholar: Maria Johnson
Maria Johnson is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she regularly teaches courses on the diversity & popular music in American culture and women, blues & literature. In addition she offers topics courses in Women in Music and Music & Social Change.
Project Librarian: Beth Cox
Beth Cox is Associate Professor, Special Formats Cataloger, in Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her primary responsibilities include cataloging of cartographic materials, music scores and recordings, and print serials. In addition, she works with the Collection Development Librarians in purchasing maps, atlases, music scores, and music CDs for the library's collection.