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Blues and the Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance featuring Robin O’Herin

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, From about 1918-1937. It was a blossoming of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history.

The performing arts were an integral part of the Harlem Renaissance, and The Blues permeated the poetry and art of that period. Blues music, which was already being played in juke joints across the South, reached a broader audience through vaudeville, which preceded and overlapped the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

Learn more about this seminal time period in American History and the incredible music that permeated it in a historical concert with 2022 Capital Region acoustic blues finalist, and touring artist, Robin O’Herin.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 


Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA United States
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