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Apollo Live Wire: Mothers of Invention
March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
APOLLO THEATER EDUCATION PROGRAM PRESENTS
Mothers of Invention
Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 PM
Live Wire looks at the blues and gospel origins of Rock n Roll and the ground breaking female icons and innovators at its heart: Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Big Mama Thornton. Tamar-kali leads this conversation which will explore how their legacies reflect the trend of hidden influences in American pop culture. Panelists include Gracie Aghapour, LaRonda Davis and LaFrae Sci.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – RSVP REQUIRED*
*Once you’ve registered online, you will receive an email confirmation. You must print out your email confirmation and bring it with you the evening of the event.
Note: Entry is not guaranteed. General Admission.
Video: Big Mama Thornton performs "Ball and Chain," with the Buddy Guy Band (1970), WGBH
Photo: Sister Rosetta Tharpe