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A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music
September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pmFree
The Transylvania County Library will show David Weintraub’s new film on the history of Appalachian music on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Rogow Room. The documentary, A Great American Tapestry, The Many Strands of Mountain Music, tells the story of the southern mountains’ musical birth and evolution through the strands of the Scots-Irish legacy, the often overlooked African-American tradition and the longest lived music in the Americas, that of Native Americans. The film features the leading luminaries of the ballad tradition including Sheila Kay Adams, Joe Penland and Bobby McMillon; Grammy Award winning founders of the world renowned black string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens; members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee; David Holt; and musicologists and historians who tell the story of the great melting pot that became Appalachian music. Local musicians will perform as an opening act for the film beginning at 6:30pm. The 70-minute film starts at 7pm. A brief discussion with the filmmaker will follow. The program is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library. For additional information contact Marcy Thompson at 828-884-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.