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The Cry of Jazz

This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the music form could only have been invented by Blacks as an… read more

This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the music form could only have been invented by Blacks as an expression of African American life. This independent work by composer and first-time filmmaker Edward Bland was shot in Chicago by a crew of volunteers and includes a soundtrack by influential jazz artist Sun Ra. This documentary was selected in 2010 for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” close

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The Cry of Jazz

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Program ID:
511710-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2021 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 29, 2021 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 22, 2021 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 23, 2021 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2021 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2021 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3