Music in Missouri Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Mar
20
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Studio Portrait of John William “Blind” Boone, 1908. [Waters Family Photograph Collection, P0164-006696]

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Bring your laptop and we’ll provide the snacks! Head over to the State Historical Society of Missouri for a music themed Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. This is your chance to actively engage in historical research and highlight the lives of underrepresented Missouri musicians. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate!

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Music in Missouri explores Missouri’s contribution to American music. The state’s early folk musicians, marching bands, and choral societies inspired the birth of ragtime and then overlapped with the evolution of a new brand of blues in St. Louis. Those emerging styles then intersected with an explosion of new jazz in Kansas City, at the same time that Ozark bluegrass migrated northwards and entered this melting pot of rhythm to help create rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, modern country, and gospel.