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Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Pittsburgh’s Bebop Queen

Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Pittsburgh’s Bebop Queen

Join us for a multi-media evening of film, lecture, and live music celebrating Pittsburgh’s own Mary Lou Williams! 

Film Screening:
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band

Performances by: 
Danielle Maggio (vocals)
Samuel Okoh-Boateng (piano)
Gizelxanath and the Afro Yaqui Vocal Ensemble (performing "St. Martin de Porress," arranged by Ben Barson)

When: Friday March 31, 2017 6pm-10pm (film at 7:15)

Where: Ryan Arts and Culture Center

Co-presented by Danielle Maggio & Ryan Arts Center

Light Refreshments served
No admission but we do suggest a $5-10 donation

Film Screening of Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band with brief lecture (approx 20 minutes long) and live music. No prior music knowledge is needed to understand and enjoy the lecture or film. Rather, it is in honor and celebration of Pittsburgh’s rich Black music history, and the women who were at its forefront. The cocktail hour immediately following will be a time for people to mingle and ask questions about the lecture and upcoming events at the Father Ryan Arts Center, which are centered around Black music and Women’s Awareness.