American Epic

Out of the Many, the One

Discover how America’s diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii’s Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt’s blues inspires a generation of musicians.

Air Date 5/30/17

 
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Travel the country in search of rural artists from the 1920s, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a film executive produced by Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett.
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