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A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF AMERICA – PAMELA HOWLAND and STAN BRECKENRIDGE
Two great performers who will inspire as they take you on a musical journey of America. Piano and vocal performances will include styles such as spirituals, folk songs, ragtime, blues, New Orleans jazz, swing, fusion of classical and jazz, cool, soul, and pop. Pamela Howland and Stan Breckenridge will perform these styles as individuals, then come together in a spectacular performance.
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SELECTED PERFORMANCE-LECTURES BY STAN BRECKENRIDGE
This video combines excerpts from three performance-lectures, all of which include music performance, speaking, and visually engaging Powerpoint presentations. The first, recorded live in Morocco, presents specific music characteristics among African slaves that greatly influenced the development of African American music. The second, gives an overview of rhythmic tendencies found in soul, funk, and disco. In the last one, at the Film Festival in Radom, Poland, Stan Breckenridge performs songs that were popularized in selected American films from the 1940s to 1990s.