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Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy 

When: Wed., Sept. 27, 7-8:45 p.m. 2017
Phone: 510-206-4407
Email: evolutionaryblues@gmail.com
Price: $12
www.facebook.com/Evolutionary-Blues-West-Oaklands-Music-Legacy-911350208964686
The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever Black people settled that soundtrack took on a local flavor. In N. California, the influences came from the musicianship of Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Seventh Street in West Oakland supported and bolstered Blacks who answered the call of the war effort in the late 1940’s. Entrepreneurship created a fully contained community that provided work, homes and all the necessities of life including a fully developed music scene. Local musicians share the trajectory of the Oakland Blues.
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