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The True Welcome (1929-1935)

JAZZ: The True Welcome (1929-1935)


Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.


The True Welcome (1929-1935)
Amid the Depression, the Lindy Hop begins to catch on at dance halls. The reminiscences of two of Harlem’s great dancers, Frankie Manning and Norma Miller, inform the episode. As swing dancing catches on, a new kind of big band jazz begins to emerge.