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MulticulturalMusicinAmerica MUSC013

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Laury Paucek
Solano Community College
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Laury Paucek on Tuesday October 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUSC013 at Solano Community College taught by WalterMikolajcik in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see /class/225394/musc013-solano-community-college in Music at Solano Community College.


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Date Created: 10/20/15
Unit 4 Unit 4 Extra Credit See if you can nd a listing for Powwow39s in Califorina and copy the sites or information and Put it in the drop box 50 points extra httgwwwrnanatakaorggageS28htmlCalifornia LINK Inform ation March 19 2011 5th Annual Takin Care of the Tribe Powwow Horace Mann School 3351 23rd Ave San Francisco CA 94110 Drum contest dance contest all catagory39s Golden age to tiny tot39s Host drums no and so Head staff to be announced All vendors welcome and honor guards and drums This event is to commemorate national native American aids day Anna LeRoy 4154316227ex 205 1540 Market Street San Francisco CA 94102 sendaweeyahoocom Louis Armstrong Extra Credit Assignment Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans Louisiana He was born on August 4 1901 and died on July 6 1971 His 70 years of legacy can best be attributed to the 1920 s when he started to come to prominence as a comet and trumpet player Armstrong was more than just influential in jazz he was also an influential singer demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes In addition Armstrong He was also greatly skilled at scat singing vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics Armstrong was one of the first truly popular AfricanAmerican entertainers to quotcrossoverquot whose skincolor was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans Louisiana the grandson of slaves He spent his youth in poverty in a rough neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans known as Back of Townquot as his father William Armstrong 1881 1922 abandoned the family when Louis was an infant and took up with another woman His mother Mary quotMayannquot Albert 1886 1942 then left Louis and his younger sister Beatrice Armstrong Collins 1903 1987 in the care of his grandmother Josephine Armstrong and at times his Uncle lsaac At five he moved back to live with his mother and her relatives and saw his father only in parades On March 19 1918 Louis married Daisy Parker from Gretna Louisiana They adopted a 3yearold boy Clarence Armstrong whose mother Louis39s cousin Flora died soon after giving birth Clarence Armstrong was mentally disabled the result of a head injury at an early age and Louis would spend the rest of his life taking care of him Louis39s marriage to Parker failed quickly and they separated She died shortly after the divorce Armstrong died just after a heart attack on July 6 1971 a month before his 70th birthday and 11 months after playing a famous show at the WaldorfAstoria39s Empire Room He was residing in Corona Queens New York City at the time of his death He was interred in Flushing Cemetery Flushing in Queens New York City Armstrong was a colorful character His own biography vexes biographers and historians because he had a habit of telling tales particularly of his early childhood when he was less scrutinized and his embellishments of his history often lack consistency He was not only an entertainer Armstrong was a leading personality of the day who was so beloved by a whitecontrolled America that gave even the greatest AfricanAmerican performers little access beyond their public celebrity that he was able to privately live a life of access and privilege accorded to few other AfricanAmericans He tried to remain politically neutral which gave him a large part of that access but often alienated him from members of the AfricanAmerican community who looked to him to use his prominence with white America to become more of an outspoken figure during the Civil Rights Era of US history Armstrong was able to pass into white society both on stage and off a privilege reserved for very few AfricanAmerican public figures and usually those of either exceptional talent and fair skintone As his fame grew so did his access to the finer things in life usually denied to a black man even a famous one His renown was such that he dined in the best restaurants and stayed in hotels usually exclusively for whites It was a power and privilege that he enjoyed although he was very careful not to flaunt it with fellow performers of color and privately he shared what access that he could with friends and fellow musicians


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