Friday, June 6, 2014


Saturday, June 7th,  3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Courtesy the Artists Songs of the Civil War at the Studio Museum in Harlem galleries, 144 West 125th.   Join Courtesy the Artists (organized by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade) and collaborators including niv Acosta, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Matana Roberts, Kali Wilder and the New York Regiment United States Colored Troop Reenactors (20th, 26th and 31st) for an afternoon of live performances based Civil War tunes.

During a recent residency, Gaines and Segade came upon a book of sheet music that included songs from both the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War. Considering the role of nationalism, feeling and music culture across both sides of the deadliest American war and the war that resulted in emancipation, Courtesy the Artists look for new meaning in nineteenth-century martial, sentimental, Abolitionist, minstrel and spiritual songs. This program is organized on the occasion of When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South.

Online tickets and more details can be found at the official Museum site: LINK

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