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Freedom, Slavery and the Roots of American Music

Black History Month: Freedom, Slavery and the Roots of American Music Visit Central Library for a celebration of the roots of American music, as Ray Kamalay, a professional musician and lecturer, traces the development of slavery from ancient times to its links with American society, up to the early jazz age, putting American music in a perspective of world history. Discussion will include freedom, ancient and modern slavery, the Haitian Revolution, the origin of blackface, spirituals, blues, minstrel shows, ragtime and jazz.A concert and lecture in one performance!Mississauga Central Library Noel Ryan Auditorium Sunday, February 12, 2012 2p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is Free, Parking FreeRay Kamalay is a Detroit native, with a degree in philosophy from the University of Detroit. He has been a professional musician since 1974 and has performed at some of the most prestigious venues including the Edinburgh Festival, Interlochen and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In 1998, his work with Howard and Ralphe Armstrong was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award. Event Date(s): February 12, 2012 Event Time(s): 2 - 4 pm Location: Central Library - Noel Ryan Auditorium 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. Mississauga, Ontario Canada Place Type: Library Branch Cost: Free Parking Information: Free. Event Details. Location: 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W