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Library Colloquia Series - Fall Semester 2012

Free and open to the public.

Changing the World One Song at a Time: Songs of Work and Struggle

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Writers and Performers
Friday, November 16, 12:00 pm
Main Library, North Conference Room (W449), 4th floor, West Wing

Cosponsored by Our Daily Work Our Daily Lives.

James "Sparky" Rucker has been singing songs and telling stories about African American history for over forty years. He plays guitar, banjo, and spoons, and has released fourteen recordings. Rhonda Hicks Rucker plays blues harmonica, piano, banjo, and bones.

The Rucker's performing credits include the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the International Storytelling Center as well as NPR's On Point. Their recording, Treasures & Tears, was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award, and their music is included on the Grammy-nominated anthology, Singing Through the Hard Times. (from http://www.sparkyandrhonda.com)


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