Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: MUSIC SALON: The 3rd Season of the DC Music Salon kicks off at the Shaw Library with a discussion on Woody Guthrie! WED, Oct 17th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

The third season of the DC Music Salon kicks off at the Shaw Library with DC Music Salon: Woody Guthrie, an Outlaw
Wednesday, October 17th
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. 

Lifelong DC resident Jeff is on the advisory board for the Woody Guthrie Archives. He has been involved in the compilation more than three dozen CDs for Smithsonian Folkways, has curated museum exhibits and programs at Folklife Festival, and has been involved in radio shows and countless other works illuminating the life of Woody Guthrie.

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.

Salon -  (noun) “a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation.”

Save the date for the next salons!
December 12 +  next year, February 13, April 10, and June 12, 2013
All free, from 7pm-9pm at the Watha T. Daniel Library in Shaw

Watha T. Daniel Library / Shaw Library 
1630 7th St, NW - at Rhode Island Ave (map)
Metro: Shaw, the library is directly above the metro exit  

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