Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Pittsburgh’s Bebop Queen
Join us for a multi-media evening of film, lecture, and live music celebrating Pittsburgh’s own Mary Lou Williams!
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band
Danielle Maggio (vocals)
Ayana Toukam (vocals)
Clara Kitongo (vocals)
Samuel Okoh-Boateng (piano)
Gizelxanath and the Afro Yaqui Vocal Ensemble (performing “St. Martin de Porress,” arranged by Ben Barson)
When: Friday March 31, 2017 6pm-10pm (film at 7:15)
Where: Ryan Arts and Culture Center
Co-presented by Danielle Maggio & Ryan Arts Center
Sponsored by Ohio Valley Hospital
Light refreshments and food served
No admission but we do suggest a $5-10 donation
Film Screening of Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band with brief lecture (approx 20 minutes long) and live music. No prior music knowledge is needed to understand and enjoy the lecture or film. Rather, it is in honor and celebration of Pittsburgh’s rich Black music history, and the women who were at its forefront. The cocktail hour immediately following will be a time for people to mingle and ask questions about the lecture and upcoming events at the Father Ryan Arts Center, which are centered around Black music and Women’s Awareness.