Langston Hughes and Modern Music

In a forum titled “From Blues to Bop to Hip-hop,” presented as part of a symposium on author Langston Hughes, participants… read more

In a forum titled “From Blues to Bop to Hip-hop,” presented as part of a symposium on author Langston Hughes, participants talked about the impact of Hughes' literary form and written word on acoustic innovations in music following the Jazz Age. Among the topics addressed were the influence of Jazz and urban culture on the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, the nature of African-American popular culture, and contemporary influences of the African-American community on popular music. Following their comments they answered questions from the audience. close

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Program ID:
169387-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 2002
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 2002

Airing Details

  • Apr 02, 2002 | 9:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 04, 2002 | 6:27pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 2002 | 2:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
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