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BlackMusic, BlackWork Exhibit Showcases Historic Black Los Angeles Musicians Union


WHAT:  Opening night of BlackMusic, BlackWork, a historical exhibition showcasing the African-American musicians union Local 767 of Los Angeles of the 1920s through 1950s.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

California Jazz and Blues Museum
4317 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008


–  John Acosta, President, American Federation of Musicians Local 47

–  Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Co-Founder, Los Angeles Black Worker Center

–  Albert Lord, Deputy – South East, Council District 10 (Herb Wesson)

–  Deputy, Council District 8 (Marqueece Harris-Dawson)

–  Musicians and family members of historical Local 767

–  Live musical performances by Barbara Morrison & the Nedra Wheeler Trio
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Tickets on sale now for BlackMusic, BlackWork exhibit opening Feb 23

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Join us Feb 23 for the BlackMusic, BlackWork historical Black musicians union 767 exhibit opening

On the evening of February 23, please join us for the launch of BlackMusic, BlackWork, a historical exhibition that explores the unsung bravery and artistry of Black working musicians of Central Avenue in Los Angeles whose work transformed L.A.’s music industry forever.

Developed by AFM Local 47, Los Angeles Black Worker Center, and UCLA Labor Center and History Department, the exhibition opening event takes place at the new California Jazz and Blues Museum, opened by acclaimed jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison. Continue reading

This #GivingTuesday donate to the historical BlackMusic, BlackWork exhibition coming February 2017


This #GivingTuesday help make the historical Black Musicians Union Local 767 exhibition a reality. Watch our short video about bringing into fruition the BlackMusic, BlackWork Exhibit so current, and future generations can know and be inspired by American music, work and unification. Continue reading

BlackMusic, BlackWork presents: Jam Session on Justice in the Arts Fundraiser

Jam Session for Justice flyer

BlackMusic, BlackWork is a dynamic history of organizing in the arts that spans the founding of the Black musicians union Local 767 in the 1920s to the contemporary struggles of working musicians who understand the transformative power of art and culture.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us raise our goal of $40,000 in proceeds to be used to present this powerful exhibit on music and labor for Black History Month in February 2017.

Donors at the $5,000 level will receive 2 box seat tickets to the Hollywood Bowl!

FREE ADMISSION. RSVP @ jamsessiononjustice.eventbrite.com

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