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Voices of the Community Town Hall: A Jazz Legacy

  • Dates: April 22, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Virtual

Voices of the Community Town Hall: A Jazz Legacy

The Straz presents Voices of the Community , virtual town hall meetings, the third Thursday of each month through June, at 8 p.m. Each meeting is FREE, held on Facebook Live and features different presenters and themes, with the consistent goal of amplifying Black voices. Join us on our jazz journey through Tampa Bay from the historical relevance of Tampa’s Central Avenue and St. Petersburg’s 22nd Street. While Jim Crow laws denied them freedoms, Black musicians, such as The Deuces, filled the cities’ segregated community “jazz joints” with the music they originated. Voices of the Community events provide a safe space for sharing stories and experiences, cultivating relationships and highlighting topics or pieces of art created by or about Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) or groups. The goal is to educate those who want to more fully understand Black lives and the contributions of the Black community and other less-heard minority groups.

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