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FSGW Presents: Jake Blount (January 31, 2020 8pm)
January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents a concert by Jake Blount, the recipient of its 2019 Claude Martin Memorial Lifetime Membership Award. The concert will begin at 8:00PM (doors at 7:00). Entry is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
“Jake Blount is an award-winning fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar whose performances, compositions, and research venerate and reflect the traditional music of African-American and Indigenous communities in the southeastern US. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui and a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence. In 2016, Blount became the first Black person to make the finals at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, and the first to win in the traditional band category. In the following year, he received a bachelor of arts in ethnomusicology from Hamilton College and released his debut EP, Reparations, with award-winning fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves. He has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and other museums, colleges, and universities. Blount’s live performances are truly inspiring and wholly mesmerizing. Come see for yourself as we celebrate his receiving this year’s Claude Martin Memorial Award!”