Duke Performances

Music Maker 25: Roundtable Discussion

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm

The Fruit


Coinciding with Duke Performances’ Music Maker 25 festival, renowned folklorist, author, and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities William R. Ferris moderates a special roundtable discussion at The Fruit in downtown Durham featuring an all-star panel of Music Maker Relief Foundation artists, staff, and friends: founder Timothy Duffy, Fat Possum Records owner Bruce Watson; guitarist Alabama Slim, vocalist Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, and singer-songwriter Pura Fé.

Panelists will reflect on the mission and rich history of the groundbreaking Hillsborough-based nonprofit, which for 25 years, has ensured that the voices of hundreds of extraordinary blues and folk musicians are not silenced by poverty or time. All attendees are invited to tour the free, full-scale exhibition at The Fruit, open through Sunday, December 8, showcasing the contributions of Music Maker musicians and the rich musical traditions of the South.

Friday, December 6, 12 PM
The Fruit
305 S Dillard St
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers

Music Maker 25, a weeklong series at The Fruit in downtown Durham, runs from Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8. Tickets and info available HERE.

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, North Star, and Pie Pushers. Music Maker 25 is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and it is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information visit https://music.si.edu.

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