April 19 – May 31 2012
Upper Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery (2nd Floor)
Free and open to the Public
Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
Some of these names may ring a bell for you, others may not. But whether you’re an old-school soul specialist or a rhythm & blues rookie, you are hereby invited to explore a brand-new exhibit in the Bull City, “Soul Souvenirs: Durham’s Musical Memories from the 1960s and 1970s.
Please join us at the St. Joseph’s Hayti Heritage Center in Durham on Thursday, April 19 at 7PM for the public opening of “Soul Souvenirs.” The evening will also feature a panel discussion with Durham musicians of the era from groups like the Black Experience Band and Tracy and the Jammers.
Curated by historian Joshua Clark Davis and Jason Perlmutter of Carolina Soul and designed by Linc Hancock and Robin Vuchnich, “Soul Souvenirs” is the official gallery exhibit for the Bull City Soul Revival, a locally-based humanities project seeking to recover Durham’s rich heritage of soul, funk and R&B music. Yet “Soul Souvenirs” is not only about music. The exhibit will also touch on radio and television, record stores and night clubs, local high schools and churches, and even the civil rights and black power movements of the era. In short, this exhibit tells the story of Durham’s African American community in the 1960s and 1970s.
ABOUT BULL CITY SOUL REVIVAL
The Bull City Soul Revival (B.C.S.R.) is a community-based, ad-hoc collaborative initiative comprised of Durham County Library, St. Joseph Historic Foundation, Carolina Soul, North Carolina Central University, Duke University, North Carolina State University and the Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation, Triangle Virtual Media, whose primary purpose is to host an educational, interactive performance, community colloquium in 2012 highlighting the rich musical legacy of Durham’s rhythm and blues tradition
This program is sponsored by: Carolina Soul, City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Duke University, Durham County Library, Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation, Durham Library Foundation, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Humanities Council, Parrish Street Advocacy Group, Show Tranz, Triangle Virtual Media, St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc.