Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sharing history at association's 107th annual meeting

Fred, who is living history, will chop it up with funk scholar Scot Brown during a session this Friday at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's 107th annual meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. 

The conference is the association's first in-person gathering since before the pandemic. It will feature a rich program of scholarly sessions, professional workshops, historical tours, a film festival and book signings. Fred will sign copies of his Duke University Press memoir "Hit me, Fred: Recollections of a Side Man" after his session, entitled "Remembering the Roots of Funk."

The conference will also feature Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative and a tour of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Home safe to rest and restore

Many thanks to Cimafunk for inviting Fred to Paris for yet another magical musical experience at Jazz à La Villette, and thank you to Joachim Bertrand for  capturing this shot of the action.  
Click here to enjoy a taste of the evening, courtesy of Merci beaucoup!