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King Britt to Speak at Screening of 'Two Trains Runnin'' at Concordia College's Sluberski Film Series Friday, March 16 PDF Print Email

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By Travis Basso, Reference Librarian & Archivist, Concordia College New York

Mar. 7, 2018:  Concordia College New York is excited to announce that King Britt will be the guest speaker when the college’s Sluberski Film Series screens Two Trains Runnin’ on Friday, March 16, at 7:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts. 

Native Philadelphian King Britt has dodged labels in building his creative career. A composer, producer, DJ, and performer, he has also curated musical and cultural collaborations at prestigious venues including MoMA and ICA and has received honors including the Pew Fellowship. His live performances incorporate sonic tech and use of improvisation and original instrumentation that evolve with subsequent performances.  

In the documentary film Two Trains Runnin’, animation and live performance blend with interviews and archival footage. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians as it speaks to our present moment and the evolving dynamics of race in America. The film is directed by Sam Pollard, one of the most respected names in documentary cinema and the recipient of an Oscar nomination and multiple Emmy Awards. It is executive produced and narrated by Common, an Academy Award-winning actor, musician, writer, and philanthropist. 

The movie interweaves the stories of two unrelated categories of idealistic young white men from the North who travel to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 on two very different quests.

The first category comprises hundreds of college students eager to join the civil rights movement who traveled to Mississippi to teach in schools and register Black voters, starting what would become known as Freedom Summer.

That same month, two unrelated groups of another category, made up of musicians, college students, and record collectors, also traveled to Mississippi, each searching for an old blues singer.

Mississippi was a tense and violent place that summer. With hundreds on their way to teach in freedom schools and register voters, the Ku Klux Klan and police forces of many towns vowed that Freedom Summer would not succeed. Against this backdrop, the film follows the quests of the students seeking justice and the musicians searching for old blues singers, resulting in a coherent story with both tragic and gratifying consequences. 

Director Sam Pollard said, “This film is more than just another historical documentary. It brings to life the impact of the music and Freedom Summer on a present generation, who need to know why the summer of 1964 was so essential and prophetic at a time when the soul of America was being fought over in the belly of the beast, the South.”

King Britt

From a tender age, music was King Britt’s life. His father’s barbershop exposed him to funk and soul; his mother took him to concerts and brought him to visit her friend Sun Ra, Afrofuturism pioneer, who became one of Britt’s greatest musical influences.

For Britt, the difference between DJ and performer is crucial: his stage performances embrace the art of improvisation of his live original work, much like jazz. Notable performances include Fhloston Paradigm: Le Guess Who? (2017, Utrecht), National Sawdust (2017, Brooklyn), Envelop (2017, San Francisco) Sun Ra Tributes-A Beautiful Noise: Fringe Arts (Philadelphia, 2014), and Constellation (Chicago, 2014). He has curated collaborations at prestigious venues including the MoMA PS1 (2014, Queens), Fringe Arts (2015, Philadelphia), and ICA (2009, Philadelphia).

His current curatorial projects include the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2018) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2018, Bentonville). He is a recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship (2007) and residencies at the Village for Arts and Humanities (2014, Philadelphia), Worm (2015, Rotterdam), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2018, Philadelphia).

In accordance with his non-linear journey, these honors have established King in the fields of education and community engagement. 

This event is free and open to all. Click here for more information and to register. 

Pictured here: King Britt.

Photo courtesy Concordia College New York

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Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

The gallery is open Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 5pm (Closed Sunday)

99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-5053


Objects & Images Fine Arts

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914-779-7979
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The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

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Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester

Established in 1977, Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester offers a complete program of Performing Arts education for all ages. 28 teachers conduct over 60 classes per week including Ballet with piano accompaniment, Jazz, Ballroom, Tap, Irish Step, Lyrical Dance and Hip-Hop. New this spring is Creative Movement and Story Time Dance for 2 and 3 year old boys and girls. Fitness classes include Zumba, Pilates & personal training. Classes are available for students ages 2 to Adult in every skill level. Private Dance, Voice & Instrument Lessons at our studio or in your home are available by appointment. Seasonal and Summer Performing Arts Camps.

Themed Birthday Parties-Children and parents enjoy play dance and music with our staff-you have fun and we'll clean up.

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Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
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914-961-3497
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