Body & Soul: An American Bridge
Saturday, January 27, 7:15 pm
Harbor Club
333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Jazz band LIVE following the screening. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Josh Kun of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California, says that every musical encounter is a cross-cultural encounter. Out of all such encounters that have resulted in the richness of American popular music, none has been so prominent or so fraught with fraternity and conflict as the one between African Americans and American Jews.

Written by bandleader Johnny Green and with lyrics by Edward Heyman, Body and Soul is among the most enduring standards. Through interviews with historians and music enthusiasts and featuring rare archival footage, the film examines this timeless song’s history and illustrates the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures.

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