Duo Lectures: Afro Cuban Jazz / The Civil Rights MovementFebruary 13, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

TimeFebruary 13, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Our Lecturer:

Artist and master flutist- Galen Abdur-Razzaq.


In recognition of Black History Month and as continuation of our theme for 18-19, Civil Rights and Social Justice through An Artistic Lens, Galen will take the audience through two distinct, yet often interconnected histories.

Do recognize the names: Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D'Rivera, or Tito Puente? Through his Afro Cuban Jazz lecture, Galen will discuss the origins of this music genre, as well as identify some of the major influences (musicians and movements) that informed this type of Jazz. Through the lecture on the Civil Rights Movement, Galen will highlight the impact that jazz had during the Civil Rights era, including the historical significance and role this music had in America during the Civil Rights movement.

Galen has storied history as a Jazz artist, educator, and lecturer. He has performed both domestically and internationally for over 30 years. He is a widely known and respected arranger, composer, director, and musician.

PostedApr 17, 2019