7:00pm - 9:00pm
Calling all DC music lovers! The centennial of Woody Guthrie's birth is being celebrated all over the world this year, including at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center. Guthrie -- who was considered by some to be a dangerous political radical -- left an enormous, fascinating, and complex legacy. Explore this area, and additional areas that other celebrations may ignore, at the salon this Wednesday at the Shaw Library! At the event you'll get to see video footage, listen to great music, and learn a bunch about Woody as Jeff Place, chief archivist at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and co-producer of Smithsonian's new “Woody at 100” boxed set, leads a discussion.
DC Music Salon is a free film and book series about music, featuring discussions with expert guests. They show films and speak with musicians, filmmakers, authors and other fellow music lovers. A salon is more of a conversation rather than a lecture, and all are welcome to attend and join in. Most gatherings start with a quick introduction of a guest or topic, then show appropriate footage; which is usually followed by a discussion where you can learn more and ask questions from the expert guests.
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Watha T. Daniel Library / Shaw Library