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From the Ballroom to the Museum: Celebrating Black Resistance in the Graystone Collection

November 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: The Jam Handy (2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202)

Date/time: November 9th from 5pm to 9pm

For nearly fifty years, the Graystone Ballroom was the beating heart of Detroit’s vibrant music scene. In 1974, the Graystone International Jazz Museum opened its doors – its collection including records, posters, and materials from the former Graystone Ballroom. Though the Graystone Ballroom and Museum are both closed today, the collection – stewarded by DSC – remains a testament to the power of Detroit sound.

Please join Detroit Sound Conservancy at the historic Jam Handy for an evening of celebration and reflection on the legacy of the Graystone Collection. Renowned musician and composer Ali Jackson will give a lecture on Black sonic resistance in the Graystone Collection. After some light refreshments, Jackson and his band will perform a curated rearrangement of tunes celebrating the Graystone legacy.

This program was facilitated by Ekaterina Olson-Shipyatsky (MSP23) for the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester.

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November 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Jam Handy
2900 E. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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