Don't Stop the Music: The History of Ragtime

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Grand Hall (1st Floor)

Sun, 2015-04-19 14:00 - 16:00


Through music, pianist Deborrah Wyndham shares the history of our nation's first 'pop' music: ragtime. Considered the beginning of jazz, ragtime has influenced many other musicians and styles of music. With different ethnic musical influences, ragtime was at first rejected by society for its unusual, syncopated rhythm and venues where it was played. Ragtime later received wide acclaim and its popularity spread quickly. Ragtime is an important part of our American musical heritage.

Pianist/composer Deborrah Wyndham, who has given over 3,000 past performances, plays a wide variety of music from ragtime and other early jazz styles to original contemporary music. With appearances on FOX, NBC and ABC, listeners have described her playing as sounding 'like four hands'. Deborrah performs regularly throughout the U.S.

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