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Smithsonian exhibit in Pearl explores American roots music

PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The blues and country are not the only music genres that were born in the USA. Don't forget about the spirituals, folk music, and zydeco.

For the next six weeks, you can learn all about it at the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music". Through pictures and sounds, visitors will get a better understanding of the origins of the music we listen to today.

"I like the blues. I do. I think it's great. You see how many of the blues (artists), it's our music, we should be proud," says Kathy Buntin of Clinton.

Barbara Price, Library Consultant with the Mississippi Library Commission, grew up on the road with her musician parents. Her father was in a band, and her mother was a singer. "It was country music at that time, but a lot of gospel," Price says about her experience. She says visiting the exhibit stirs memories. "It's our history. Our history is expressed through our music."

Catch the exhibit at the Pearl Library, 2416 Old Brandon Road right next to the police department. It runs through September 1, and it's free. 

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