How Norfolk Got the Groove

As the 2012 Norfolk Black History Month continues….

John Davison and Chrissy D present in music, words and video clips, the story of how Norfolk was one of the first parts of England to hear Rhythm and Blues when black American service men came to the region during and after the Second World War.

This previously untold story explains how they brought hard rocking rhythm and blues, jazz and swing records with them – on the weekends the clubs and pubs of Norwich were rammed and jammed to the sounds of these imported records belonging to USA servicemen who were bussed into the city from the nearby air bases. Local jazz musicians who were there tell their story of how black American culture influenced them in these entertaining afternoon and evening sessions, featuring live music. Donations welcome. Free admission. Fully accessible.

Wednesday 24 October in North Walsham, 3pm to 4:30pm: North Walsham Public Library, New Road, NR28 9DE Telephone:01692 402482

Thursday 25 October in Stalham, 6:30pm to 8pm: Stalham Public Library, High Street, NR12 9AN Telephone: 01692 580794

Thursday 1 November in Cromer, 6:30pm to 8pm: Cromer Public Library, Prince of Wales Road, NR27 9HS Telephone: 01263 512850

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