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Down in Houston: Documenting a Texas Blues Community

April 6 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Price: $8 – $10
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum are teaming up to show a new exhibit complementing the archive’s Fiesta Family Blues Festival. The institute will showcase “Down in Texas: Documenting a Texas Blues Community,” as a temporary component of the African American Texans exhibit.

Houston’s African American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston’s African American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. Ranging from the down-home sounds of Lightnin’ Hopkins to the more refined orchestrations of the Duke-Peacock recording empire and beyond, Houston blues was and is the voice of a working-class community, an ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin’ Saturday nights and Blue Mondays.

Photo exhibit adapted from “Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues,” University of Texas Press, 2003, by Roger Wood and James Fraher.

Details

Start:
April 6 @ 9:00 am
End:
May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$8 – $10
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Website:
http://texancultures.com

Organizer

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Phone:
210-458-2300
Email:
itcweb@utsa.edu
Website:
http://TexanCultures.com

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Contact Person’s Email (Will Not Be Published)
itcweb@utsa.edu

Venue

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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