Black Music in Film (Part 2), 1959–1971

Saturday, 5 March 2022 — Duration: 2:19:33

Black Music in Film
African American Music
Behind and in Front of the Camera
Part 2 (1959 – 1971)

Presented by
Michael Merritt

Featuring
Oliver Nelson Jr.
Ted Walch
Scott Healy (Moderator)

Continued discussion of the evolution, the depiction, and participation of Black musical artists from the early sound era of the 1930s to the dawn of the blaxploitation era of the early 1970s
•Two films bookend this era: “Hallelujah” (1929) The first all-Black talking musical that was a huge hit, and “Shaft” (1971) Isaac Hayes became the first African American to win the Best Song Oscar.
•Part 2 (1959 – 1971)

(March 5, 2022)

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