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"Tuk" Music
"Tuk" Music

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“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile

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Jazz legend John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy Gillespie, Cheraw's claim to fame, filled many musical roles, such as trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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Dizzy Gillespie was awarded the coveted Handel Medal, which is New York City’s most prestigious arts award. Gillespie is also part of the Newport Jazz Festival Program, and introduced friends and...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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When the opportunity came for a young Dizzy Gillespie to leave Cheraw, he took it. Dizzy moved to Laurinburg, North Carolina, where he went to school at the Laurinburg Institute. While in Laurinburg...
Leon "Pappy" Self - Country Musician | 27:Fifty
Leon "Pappy" Self - Country Musician | 27:Fifty

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Segment 2 follows musician and composer Leon “Pappy” Self. Leon is a fiddle player, whose been pickin’ and singing in Texas since 1931. He was hired by a band called The Light Crust Doughboys, to...
Graceland Meditation Garden | 27:Fifty
Graceland Meditation Garden | 27:Fifty

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Here in the Meditation Garden at Graceland, Elvis is buried right beside his parents, and paternal grandmother. Flowers from Elvis fans around the world continue to arrive to this very day.
Wheeler Matthews, Steel Drum Maker | 27:Fifty
Wheeler Matthews, Steel Drum Maker | 27:Fifty

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When someone thinks of steel drums, they think of the Caribbean. Wheeler Matthews is a steel drum maker from Beaufort, S.C. He discusses his inspirations for wanting to create steel drums, and how...
Graceland Tour, Part 1 | 27:Fifty
Graceland Tour, Part 1 | 27:Fifty

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Graceland was the home of Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock and Roll." Jim Welch takes viewers around the home, showcasing the home's furnishings, as well as artifacts from Elvis' life, including his...