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Published on September 13th, 2021 | by TLV News


Voices of Mississippi Multimedia Showcase Highlights Mississippi Artists at The Ford Center Tuesday, September 14

The Ford Center hosts multimedia event Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 pm

Voices of Mississippi is a multimedia event celebrating the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi.

Based on the 2019 multi-Grammy Award-winning box set Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians documented by William Ferris, the program features live musical performances by blues and gospel musicians, including Cedric Burnside, Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, and Sharde Thomas. The live music is integrated with archival film, audio recordings, and photographs by folklorist William Ferris, who will serve as host for the evening.

A historian with an egalitarian perspective, Ferris grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he began documenting artists and musicians in his community. From the 1960s through the 1990s, Ferris preserved an invaluable archive of cultural and musical recordings, and much of that art and humanity will be shared in this profound concert experience.

With a broad array of blues, folk, gospel music, and spoken-word storytelling, Voices of Mississippi paints a powerful picture of a time and place that remains an essential piece of the American cultural landscape.

Student, faculty and staff discounts are available online or in person at the UM Box Office with a University of Mississippi ID.

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