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African American Heritage in Song & Story: Rev. Robert B Jones, Sr., and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Join us on Sunday, December 5, for an evening of song and story, as our featured guests Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker give us a wide-angle look at the history, ballads, blues, religious songs, and all kinds of connections to an African American heritage that formed the soundtrack of much of the American experience.

    Blues guitar master, ordained minister, educator, and inspirational storyteller Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. is a living encyclopedia of blues history. Jones, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica, cane fife, and fiddle, is considered by some to be the best roots and blues educator in the world. He is also the co-founder of a non-profit organization called “Common Chords,” a program that seeks to build bridges between communities using music, storytelling, and art. You can learn more about him at his website, https://www.revrobertjones.com/ and view videos here: https://www.revrobertjones.com/music.

    Sparky and Rhonda Rucker are storytellers, historians, folklorists, educators, social activists, and roots and blues performers. Sparky plays banjo, spoons, and guitar, both fingerpicking and slide. He is an expert in styles that range from Blues and Appalachian folk songs to Civil Rights songs. His wife, Rhonda, is a professional musician, author, and storyteller who is adept at playing piano, guitar, harmonica, clawhammer banjo and bones. You can learn more about them at their website, https://sparkyandrhonda.com/home. You can view their videos at https://sparkyandrhonda.com/video-links.

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    December 5
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    Folklore Society of Greater Washington
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