Celebrate America’s music! America's Music is a series of public programs created by the Tribeca Film Institute™ in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.
The programs feature documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and mambo and hip hop.
Copyright © 2012 George Nierenberg
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues, Episode 1: Feel LIke Going Home
Say Amen, Somebody (Excerpts)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13th
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Ken Burns' Jazz,
Episode 6: Swing, The Velocity of Celebration
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th
Traces the emergence of bluegrass from Appalachian descendants of Scotch-Irish settlers into a popular subgenre of country music.
High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th
Moving between past and present to explore the birth of the blues out of the Mississippi Delta.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6th
How mambo—the Cuban hybrid of traditaional danson fused with syncopated Afro-Caribbean rhythms—migrated to New York City from Havana in the 1940s and broke social and muscial rules.
Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges
From Mambo to Hip-Hop
A South Bronx Tale
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