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The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong

Among Black Atlantic Cinemas

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required and opens May 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Narrated by Danny Glover and originally produced for the BBC’s television series Omnibus, John Akomfrah’s documentary on the legendary jazz musician celebrates Louis Armstrong through archival footage, images, film clips, and original interviews. This multifaceted profile spans the life of a highly influential artist, from humble beginnings in New Orleans to his status, in his later years, as a Pan-African cultural ambassador and human rights advocate. (John Akomfrah, Ghana/UK, 1999, 65 minutes)