Tags: Music

Wednesday: Mar 18

Friday: Mar 20

Black Music: Going Viral and Going on Trial

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM



100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Kevin Allred (Ain’t I A Diva?) and Eric Nielson (Rap on Trial) discuss American black music and its strange juxtapositions from viral popularity, to layers of lyrics that explore gender, race, sexuality, and power, to our legal system’s use of rap lyrics to prosecute crime.

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Tags: African American, Law / Supreme Court, Music

Saturday: Mar 21

Cool Music: Origin Stories

Sat. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Jack Carneal (Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives) and Grace Elizabeth Hale (Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture) share their stories about being in the room where it happened: Carneal in the backing band to Will Oldham for years of international touring, and Hale in the college town where the B-52s, R.E.M., and others launched their careers.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Music

Sunday: Mar 22

The Life and Music of Flory Jagoda

Sun. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Congregation Beth Israel

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Author Debbie Levy (The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music) and musician Susan Gaeta celebrate the life and music of beloved Sephardic musician Flory Jagoda. Levy will read from and discuss her children’s picture book about Jagoda, and Gaeta will perform selected pieces written by the singer-songwriter.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Folklife, Music, StoryFest / Youth