A Night at the Morton: A Celebration of African American Musical Arts in Athens
Tuesday March 25, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Long known as an epicenter for rock and alternative music, Athens is also home to a vibrant tradition of black music. â€œA Night at the Mortonâ€ will highlight the diverse African American music soundscape in Athens through a program designed for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Along with readings and interviews of key personalities, the evening will feature both sacred and secular music and will follow Athensâ€™ black musical history from its roots in spirituals and vaudeville performance, to its role in the Civil Rights movement, to its contemporary creative production.