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Tribute to Big Mama Thornton: Anita Lofton Project

February 24 @ 9:00 pm

| $18/$20
Tribute to Big Mama Thornton- Anita Lofton Project

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For one night only during Ashkenaz’s Black History Month celebration, six legendary Bay Area musicians will come together under the direction of Anita Lofton to bring you a tribute to rock-and-roll pioneer Big Mama Thorton. Big Mama Thornton’s songwriting and vocals in the 1940s and 50s paved the way for rock and roll as we know it, with hits at the core of American music such as “Hound Dog” and “Ball and Chain”. More than 30 years after her passing, The Anita Lofton Project and Guests take the Ashkenaz stage to perform a special night of music influenced by Big Mama Thornton, including covers and original songs, as homage to her legacy.

Big Mama Thornton’s songwriting and vocals in the 1940s and 50s paved the way for rock and roll as we know it, with hits at the core of American music such as “Hound Dog” and “Ball and Chain”. More than 30 years after her passing, The Anita Lofton Project and Guests take the Ashkenaz stage to perform a special night of music influenced by Big Mama Thornton, including covers and original songs, as homage to her legacy. Anita Lofton Project: The move an artist makes from punk beginnings to more complicated crafts is fascinating to hear.

Details

Date:
February 24, 2018
Time:
9:00 pm
Cost:
$18/$20
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2E01Pcn

Venue

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Phone:
(510) 525-5054
1317 San Pablo Ave. (at Gilman), Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Website:
ashkenaz.com

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