America

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Host: The Rest is Noise
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
Speaker: Kevin Jackson, Paul Gambaccini, Candace Allen, Phillip Herbert, Ben Lewis, Edward Seckerson

Over the first half of the 20th century, America became a major player politically, fiscally, musically, fashionably and artistically and it was a destination for millions of European immigrants. 

This day of talks and conversations reflects the variety of fields in which Americans innovated and excelled. Join us to explore how the changing American population helped to define its cultural voice.

Kevin Jackson author of 1922: Modernism Year One introduces the weekend.

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini with Candace Allen and Philip Herbert uncover the hidden stories of the African American composer.

Ben Lewis looks at how the Black Mountain College and MOMA inspired a revolution in American art.

Journalist and broadcaster Edward Seckerson investigates the coming of age of the American Musical.

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