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OLLI: A Blues Journey- From the Delta to Mainstream America
Start Date: 2/13/2018Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 2/13/2018End Time: 12:00 PM
This event recurs on Tuesday every week until 2/20/2018.   Click here to see the series dates.
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Event Description:
A uniquely American creation, traditional 12 bar blues sprang from the rich cotton fields near Clarksdale, Mississippi and followed a trail through Texas and Chicago. Over time, it evolved from a crude melding of diverse European and African elements into one of our most expressive and endearing musical forms. Rhythm and Blues as well as Rock and Roll are direct descendants of Delta Blues, while classical art music and opera have felt its influence. In addition to studying the evolution of the music itself, societal influences such as slavery, migration, segregation, and recordings will be explored. Through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and listening, the complete stories of blues figures such as Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan will be brought to life.

Instructor: Dr. Gary Barrow
Day / Date: Tuesday, 2/13/2018 -2/20/2018 (2)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Location: Drake

Location Information:
Off Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Sandra Sawyer, Assistant Director
Phone: 479.575.4545
Admission Information:
Cost of Class:
$45 OLLI Member
$60 Non-OLLI Member
Other Details:
OLLI’s membership is annual (July 1-June30). Regular membership cost: $50; Arkansas Alumni Association membership cost: $40. For more information regarding OLLI membership or classes call our office at 575.4545. To register for classes visit our website at or call us.
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