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Civic Talks: Chicago Blues
Civic Talks: Chicago Blues
Delve into the stories behind Amplified with its curator and CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins and legendary blues harmonica player and singer Billy Branch. Enjoy live music and take in photographs that documented a community of musicians who were defining a distinctive sound around the city in their homes, recording studios, and neighborhood clubs. Discover how the blues were shaped  by the Great Migration, how the music captured the challenges of being a newcomer in an urban environment, and how musicians like Branch have carried on that legacy and continue to define the Chicago blues sound.

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