America’s Music Events, 6 week series

The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
Please join us for 6 wonderful evenings of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock 'n' roll, and mambo and hip hop.

The programs begin at 7:30 pm, will last approximately one hour, and are held in room 101 of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library – the Multimedia Room.  These events are open to the public as well as the Fairfield University community.

Here is the Schedule:

October 28—The Blues and Gospel Music -- Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

November 4—Broadway and Tin Pan Alley  -- Introduced by Dr. Marti LoMonaco

November 18—Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop -- Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

November 25—Country and Bluegrass -- Introduced by Dr. Laura Nash

December 2—Swing Jazz -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff

December 9—Rock -- Introduced by Prof. Brian Torff


America's Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Congratulations to DiMenna-Nyselius Library  and Fairfield University for being selected as one of the eighty-one libraries and non-profits to participate in this national initiative. DiMenna-Nyselius Library thanks Fairfield Public Library for their support.

Questions? Contact Joan Overfield at or Laura Nash at