African-American Heritage Month Performance: “How Sweet the Sound”


Sunday, February 22, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In an interactive program created and performed by Julia Breanetta Simpson with full musical

accompaniment, the evolution of American music is traced through more than three centuries:

from the time of Slavery to the “Jazz Age”. The show encompasses dance and highlights the

music of such notable American Composers as Scott Joplin, J. Rosamond Johnson, and Billie

Holiday. With spirituals and gospel hymns such as “Go Down Moses” and This Little Light of

Mine”, this musical history is as exciting and entertaining as it is educational. “How Sweet The

Sound” is suitable for audiences of all ages. Made possible by the New Rochelle Downtown

Business Improvement District (BID) and the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.

Ossie Davis Theater. Free.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-632-7878
Presenter Website:

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