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When the Spirit Moves Me: Music and Religion from Africa to the Americas

Nov 1, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Fleming Museum 204 (Marble Court)

When enslaved Africans were brought to the New World, the only possessions they carried were intangible cultural expressions such as language, traditions, spiritual beliefs, dance, and music. This presentation examines the powerful role music played in maintaining African religion in the Americas, and the ways in which the interaction between African song and spirit continues to make itself heard today.

Jacob Edgar, Ethnomusicologist and Music Producer

Support from the Vermont Humanities Council.

Price: regular admission
Sponsor: Fleming Museum

For more information, contact Fleming Museum of Art at 802-656-0750 or

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