“Folk Music on Overdrive: Bluegrass Music in the Southern Folklife Collection” Exhibition Opening (Part of the UNC Bluegrass Initiative Celebration, Nov. 11-12)
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Official opening for the the exhibition “Folk Music on Overdrive: Bluegrass Music in the Southern Folklife Collection.”
Wilson Special Collections Library, 4th Floor.
The history of bluegrass music illustrated through rare archival photographs, posters, song folios, recordings, and ephemera from the Southern Folklife Collection. Live music provided by Alice Gerrard and Friends.
(“Folk Music on Overdrive” runs through December 23, 2016.)
The Southern Folklife Collection, UNC Department of Music, and Carolina Performing Arts host a two-day celebration (Nov. 11-12) of the Music Department’s new Bluegrass Initiative. This initiative combines new course offerings and ensembles with symposia and concerts to bring our students and academic community both performance experiences and scholarly research opportunities within this rich musical practice and tradition. The Bluegrass Initiative is made possible through the generous support of alumnus John A. Powell ’77.