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The Impact of Amstrong’s Tours

Feb 2023
Wednesday 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Ambassador of Jazz Louis Armstrong was a definitive arbiter of jazz and became America’s first Black popular music icon. Perhaps best known for the song What a Wonderful World, Armstrong entertained millions throughout the world, including the 62 countries he visited on tour, becoming a cultural ambassador. Regina Bain, artist, educator and Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York City, will discuss the historical, cultural and musical impact of Armstrong’s tours from 1956 – 1961, including his time in Egypt, Ghana, and throughout the continent of Africa in the context of the American Civil Rights era.

Where memory is the house of culture and knowledge; where the original council, separated by a cultural sidewalk that connects Muharraq with the intellectuals and writers of the world. The house itself, located at the heart of the city, opens its doors to cultural production in the fields of thought, literature, politics, philosophy, culture and art.

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