'Hit Parade' Uncovers the Musical Histories of San Francisco's Neighborhood

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at 10:30 AM
Murals are seen December 23, 2006 on Balmy Alley in San Francisco's Mission District.  (Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

From the old jazz of the Fillmore to the newer electronic Afro-Latino music of the Mission, San Francisco neighborhoods have a long, rich musical history. A new project called Hit Parade, a collaboration between SFMOMA and the San Francisco Public Library, has collected the sounds and memories of San Francisco through interviews and SFPL's music collection. In this hour, we'll talk about the project and what happens to the musical heritage of a neighborhood when the people who made the music, and the venues where it was played, disappear.

Guests:

Josh Kun, professor, music and culture, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Dominic Willsdon, curator of education and public practice, SFMOMA

More Information:
Hit Parade playlist (Spotify)

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