The Ethical Cafe will present 400 Years of African-American Music in America at 7:30 p.m. September 20.

Featured Music:
★ 1619 to 1719 (Slave Period) Plantation Folk Music/Urban Folk
★ 1719 to 1819 (Slave) Emergence of Sacred and “Code Music”
★ 1819 to 1919 (Roots of Blues, Jazz and Spirituals)
★ 1919 to 2019 (Evolution of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Protest, Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Rap, Fusion forms/Multiple ethnic & cultural influence/collaborations)

Featured Musicians:
★ Yao Lawrence Cunningham
★ Lynn Beville
★ Lester Harper
★ Judi Beville

In addition to illuminating African-American cultural sounds, their roots and evolution via oral/visual/auditory means (intermittent live music), pointed out, will be examples of cross-cultural pollination of Black music.

Co-sponsored by The 400 Years Project – A County-wide Collaboration and the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester. To RSVP or get more information: or 914-263-6667.