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Apollo Live Wire: Black Men Soul Music
June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
APOLLO THEATER EDUCATION PROGRAM PRESENTS
Black Men/Soul Music II: Soul Revolution
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm
Following up the 2013 Live Wire inaugural event, this discussion will look at the music of black men during the 1970s and 1980s, some of which drew attention to the persistent issues of the civil rights movement of previous decades. Black Men/Soul Music II: Soul Revolution will look at the work of artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, The Last Poets, Gil Scott Heron, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and how they along with various writers and producers like Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Norman Whitfield helped to define the sound of a revolution in popular music.
Award-winning writer and journalist Herb Boyd leads the discussion.
Gordon Chambers, Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture, Duke University
Solomon Hicks, Jazz and Blues Guitarist, Singer, and Composer
FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED*