Library to host film series on American music

Staff report


The main branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, will host “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” a series that will shed light on several American musical genres, including blues, gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock ‘n’ roll, mambo and hip-hop.

The six-week series will feature documentary films and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music.

Kenneth J. Bindas, professor and chair of the department of history at Kent State University, will provide an introduction to each session and then lead an open discussion following each film.

“America’s Music” is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. It has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

All programs in the series are free..

Reservations are not required.

For information, call the library at 330-399-8807, ext. 128, or go to

Here is the schedule:

The Blues and Gospel Music: April 2 at 6 p.m.

Broadway and Tin Pan Alley: April 11 at 6 p.m.

Country and Bluegrass: April 20 at 2 p.m.

Swing Jazz: April 30 at 6 p.m.

Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop: May 7 at 6 p.m.

Rock: May 18 at 2 p.m.

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