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FOUR Women: Nina, Etta, Abbey and Betty – Hosted by Ashley Kahn with Melissa Walker
November 11, 2020 @ 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
From the Facebook event description:
As part of the [iNSIDE] THE JAZZ NOTE Guest Artist Series, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS presents, “Four Women: Nina, Etta, Abbey and Betty,” hosted by GRAMMY Award-winning writer and jazz historian ASHLEY KAHN with JAZZ HOUSE KiDS founder & president MELISSA WALKER.
Nina Simone’s renowned song “Four Women” (1966) can be heard as caustic commentary on the limited and belittling roles African American women are boxed into. This lecture considers four singers of legend—Miss Simone, as well as Etta James, Abbey Lincoln, and Betty Carter—whose voices and careers succeeded in retaking ownership of their identities by boldly defying racial clichés and musical convention. We will offer a deep dive into one iconic musical performance from each, as a means to understanding their enduring music and message.
Presented with educational partner, Rutgers University, Institute of Jazz Studies.
Open to all jazz lovers and students.
Click here to register for the November 11th Session!