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Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Popular Music

December 15, 2020 - 4:08pm -- publicity

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Popular Music
Wednesdays, January 13, 20 and 27, 7:00PM
Online via Zoom

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a movie at home via Kanopy and then discuss it online with others!

Echo in the Canyon 
Wednesday, January 13 7:00PM
Celebrate the explosion of popular music that came out of LA in the 1960s as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.
Watch movie here

We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo
Wednesday, January 20 7:00PM 
Discover Latin boogaloo, the funky and colorful expression of 1960s New York City Latino soul, from its origins to its recent resurgence.
Watch movie here; register here

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Wednesday, January 27 7:00PM
Explore the music of pioneering Native American musicians Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and more.
Watch movie here; register here

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Popular Music is free and open to all and is brought to you by Providence Community Library in partnership with Friends of Barrington Public Library, Cranston Public Library, George Hail Free Library, Jamestown Philomenian Library and Warwick Public Library.

Questions? Contact Janet Fuentes  
 

  • Echo in the Canyon
  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
  • We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo