Attend the “Voices of Mississippi” concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Join Professor Serby for an evening of music and art at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Voices of Mississippi is a new multimedia event celebrating the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi. Based on the 2019 double Grammy Award-winning Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, the program features live musical performances integrated with film, audio recordings, and rare photographs captured by folklorist William Ferris, who will serve as host for the evening.
A historian with a proudly egalitarian lens, Ferris studies Mississippi as a slice of humanity in which everyone and everything is interconnected—and in which the beating heart of broader cultural traditions can be found in some of the most overlooked figures and places. From the 1960s through the 1990s, Ferris captured an invaluable archive of cultural and musical treasures, and much of that art and humanity will be shared in this unique multimedia concert experience.
Featuring Bobby Rush and Ruthie Foster with William Ferris, Cedric Burnside, Sharde Thomas, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Voices of Mississippi combines blues, folk, gospel music, and spoken-word storytelling to paint a powerful picture of a unique time and place that remains an essential piece of the American cultural fabric.
Please contact Susan Dinan, dean of Honors College, to register.
Note: Only Honors College students may join us for this event.