Alabama Public Television Documentaries

Alabama Black Belt Blues

Special | 56m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

Alabama Black Belt Blues uses slave narratives, archival blues recordings and the recorded music of contemporary African American blues musicians to explore the role this music has played in the region from slavery onward. From cotton fields, to church pews, to prison spaces, to juke joints, the film follows the refrain of the region’s blues through the cultural landscapes of Alabama then and now.

Aired: 10/20/20

Rating: NR

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