Black Music Month Films and Documentaries

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Black Music Month Films and Documentaries

Black Music Month picOn June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. For the past 28 years, presidents have eoncourages Americans to honor the achievements of black musicians and celebrate. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance, which is now called African-American Music Appreciation Month. Check with us weekly in June for activities!

In recognition of African-American Music Appreciation Month, the following films and documentaries will be shown at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Use our online catalog to check out biographies, books, CDs and downloadable media of your favorite musicians.


Films & Documentaries for Black Music Month

Monday, June 4, 7 p.m.
Dreamgirls
Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s.
Rated PG-13. 130 minutes.

Monday, June 11, 7 p.m.
On Tiptoe the Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film tells the inspiring story of the World Music super group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the renowned South African a cappella ensemble best known on these shores for Paul Simon's Graceland album.
Rated PG. 56 minutes.

Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.
The Four Tops Reach Out; Definitive Performances 1965-1973
Showcases 22 performances by the hit-making rhythm and blues Motown group The Four Tops.
Not Rated. 125 minutes.

Monday, June 25, 7 p.m.
Three Mo’ Tenors
This concert features 3 African-American tenors who brilliantly sing jazz, Broadway, opera and gospel.
Not Rated. 
One attendee will have an opportunity to receive a complimentary copy of the performance.