Free and open to the public.
Mississippi and Chicago are popular locations when discussing the blues. However, there are many regions that cultivated the musical expression. Black Oklahoma has a unique history in itself, and the Blues birthed there is birthed from a style known as “Texas Hot Box” Blues. The panel for this year’s conference will discuss the experiences of the Blues people of Oklahoma, past and present, and how the many historical events informed the movement, culture and expression of the people. The panel takes place on Friday, October 14th from 8:30PM – 10:30PM (Central Time).
Chair: Lamont Jack Pearley (The African American Folklorist/Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation)
Wonda F Macon (American Folklore Society)
Walter Taylor III (American Folklore Society)
The African American Folklorist
AFS Local Planning Committee
Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation
Learn more on the American Folklore Society website.
Learn more about the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting.