history of ragtime – the roots of pop
Twelfth Season of Agawam Cultural Council’s Popular Applause Series
Concludes with Concert by Pianist Deborrah Wyndham.
The twelfth season of the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause Series concludes on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Agawam Public Library with a concert by pianist Deborrah Wyndham.
Through music, Wyndham shares the history of Ragtime – our nation's first ‘pop’ music. An important part of our American musical heritage, and the foundation of jazz, ragtime has influenced countless musicians and styles of music. Combining different ethnic musical influences and at first rejected by society for its unusual, syncopated rhythm and the venues where it was played, ragtime eventually received wide acclaim and its popularity quickly spread.
The Agawam Public Library is located at 750 Cooper Street in Agawam, Massachusetts and can be reached by phone at (413) 789-1550. This and all Applause Series events are free and open to the public.
Additional information on each of the Applause Series events is available at the Agawam Cultural Council web site, www.agawamcc.org.
The Agawam Cultural Council is an all-volunteer local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is funded, in part, by the MCC. The ACC is charged with bringing engaging, entertaining, and educational events and opportunities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, to children and adults from Agawam and the surrounding communities.