New Orleans Beats and Rhythms: A Special Presentation by Ned Sublette

Wednesday, October 27: 7 p.m.


American Music Masters Rock and Roll Night School Part 2:  New Orleans Beats and Rhythms: A Special Presentation by Ned Sublette

The second of three Rock and Roll Night Schools presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall’s 15th Annual American Music Masters celebration

Ned Sublette, author of The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square and The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans, is a critically acclaimed writer, historian, musician, and photographer.

In a multimedia presentation, he will discuss the roots of New Orleans music in the rhythms of West Africa and Cuba, as well as the role it plays in everyday life in New Orleans in such traditions as second-line parades and Mardi Gras Indians.

Rock and Roll Night School is FREE and open to the public.  RSVPs are not required to attend.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.

Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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