Wednesday, October 28, 2009

RW Norton presents Charles Brutus on the sub rosa meaning in spiritual songs on Sat, Nov 14, 2 pm

Jocelyn Brown
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The American Negro Spiritual has long been regarded as a testament of a people who were denied a voice for over four hundred years, yet still longed to find some way to connect to this new land that they were thrust into, says Jennifer DeFratis.

Norton's speaker on Sat, Nov 14, is Charles Brutus, music teacher at South Highland School. His presentation is “Code Cracker: Unlocking the Hidden Messages of the Negro Spirituals.”

Among the songs to be assayed: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen", "Every Time I Feel the Spirit", "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho", "Sweet Little Jesus Boy."

This 2 pm event, like admission to the museum, is free to the public.

Jennifer DeFratis
Tour and Special Events Coordinator
R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Ave
Shreveport, LA 71106

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