In conjunction with the upcoming launch of the Athens Music Walk of Fame, which will recognize some of the city’s most influential creative forces, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has organized an evening of presentations on the topic of African-American contributions to local music history. Speakers include Art Rosenbaum, musician, artist and folk historian; Clarke County School District pre-K coordinator Gregory Hull; and Mary Helen Hoque, a musicology PhD candidate at UGA.
Topics will include folk musician Joe Rakestraw, sacred choral music and George Davis, Athens’ first civic band leader. Refreshments and conversation will follow.
African American Music Heritage in Athens: An Evening of Presentations
In celebration of the upcoming launch of the Athens Music Walk of Fame, the community is invited to listen and learn about the history and the rich contributions of black musicians in the Athens area. Art Rosenbaum, Gregory Hull and Mary Helen Hoque will speak, followed by questions and refreshments.