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The Delaware County Historical Society will be presenting a program on the history of black music. “Celebrating Black History Month,” a free presentation and continuation of last year’s program on the history of African American music, utilizes recorded music and explores various aspects and periods of Black History by examining the music of each era. It ranges from the work songs and spirituals of slavery to the rap of modern urban times.

The program will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM at the Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road in Delaware.

Presented by Ohio Humanities speaker, Dr. William “Ted” McDaniel, retired Professor of African American Music at The Ohio State University. He is a specialist in jazz history, jazz performance, and African American music. He has held faculty appointments in the School of Music and the Department of African American and African Studies, where he served as Department Chair for eight years. His scholarly and creative writings were mostly on aspects of jazz and black music, and he was invited to lecture extensively throughout the United States and to present in Africa, Europe, and China.

There will be a special presentation by Delaware’s Zion AME Church Choir.

This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, by Willow Brook Christian Communities, and by Katie and Steve Schmitt.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged – Register on Eventbrite – search Delaware County Historical Society.

Source, Photo: Delaware County Historical Society; Image by Aaron Mervin from Pixabay

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