AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: August 26, 2009 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: PBS WQED CHANNEL 13 television
Street: 4802 Fifth Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map: http://www.wqed.org
Phone: 412-622-1381 or 1-800-876-1316
Event Type: television, documentary
Organized By: Dr. Nelson Harrison
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2009
This Wed., August 26, 2009 8:00 pm (90 minutes
It is being aired in all 50 states this week. Please check your local listings.
Dr. Nelson Harrison makes a comment on camera in the early segment of this documentary (in the 15 - 18 minute time slot. Appearing later in the film are Pittsburgh Jazz Legends Joe Harris (drums) and Ray Brown (bass) playing with Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band.
S. Epatha Merkerson narrates the story of the jazz age in Paris, which flourished between the First and Second World Wars because some black U.S. veterans remained in Europe rather than returning to segregated America.
...Vanguard Documentaries Executive Producer Charles Hobson reveals, “The French were the first people in the world to respect jazz as serious art form, and it all began in Paris with the arrival of the Harlem Hellfighters, a military band.”
Directed by Dante J. James, with performance sequences directed by Olivier Simmonet, and written by James and Simmonet with Allan Miller, the production was co-produced by Smilow with Hobson and Helene Le Coeur; S. Epatha Merkerson narrates...