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Event program, "Festival of Negro Music." 8.25 x 10 in., 8pp. Festival held as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, a World's Fair held at San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939 and 1940. Staple-bound with original paper boards.
The Festival of Negro Music ran from July 26-28, 1940. According to the Oakland Tribune newspaper of July 25, 1940, the festival would "bring together the top musical talent of the Negro race in this country...." The program indicates that there were five distinct sections to the performance: "Plantation Age (1830-1850)" which included Negro spirituals; "Age of Minstrels (1850-1895)" featuring music by Stephen Foster and others; "Age of Ragtime (1895-1918)"; "Jazz Age (1918-1926)"; and "Age of Swing (1926-1940)." In addition to the musical performances, the festival included a "Grand Movie Ball" attended by Hollywood stars from Paramount Pictures and Fox Studios.
Accompanied by a souvenir program from the "Benefit Concert for Pasadena Municipal Band" which was held at the Rose Bowl, Sunday, September 28, circa 1927, "Under the Auspices of the Colored Citizens of Pasadena." The program identifies the origin of the concert: "Learning that the only Profesional Community Musical Organization in Pasadena was making its final stage appearance owing to lack of funds, we the Colored Citizens of Pasadena, determined to give a benefit concert for the Pasadena Municipal Band as a matter of civic pride in our City."
Toning to benefit concert program and light soil. Some creasing to both. Overall good.
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