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March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
CANCELLED: Leonor Anthony in conversation with Shelly Berg
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Sounds of Freedom, Leonor Anthony, Shelley Berg discuss a difficult chapter in the history of American music.
The evening will be moderated by Art Historian Carol Damian.
Sounds of Freedom is neither a book of photographs, an art book or a history book in the traditional sense. It is a “sound track” of Jazz which interprets the meaning of Freedom through words, images and art. It is an artist’s book that focuses on the transcendent nature of Jazz and how it represents the American Experience, democracy, equality, and the hope of free people. Now more than ever, jazz can once again deliver its message of freedom from hate, freedom from fear and glorious inclusivity. Edited by multidisciplinary Miami artist Leonor Anthony and Italian Jazz Photographer Roberto Polillo, the independently printed book, with a first edition of autographed and numbered copies of 300, is comprised of original pieces of contemporary art, historical photographs of the greatest jazz artists taken in Europe during the 60’s and 70’s, Civil Rights quotes, and never before seen personal letters and photographs from the musicians and artists themselves.
About the Author and Guest:
LEONOR ANTHONY is a multidisciplinary artist and activist. An accredited scholar, artist, photographer and published author, Ms. Anthony is world-renowned for her courageous use of materials and for creating works that invoke controversial issues in today’s society. She will present the book in conversation with
SHELLY BERG is a renowned jazz pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and producer. He is the Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.