New music series to celebrate African-American musical heritage in eastern NC

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – History and music fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of African-American musicians in eastern North Carolina at a new music series recognizing artists with local ties. The series will be hosted by the Pitt County Art Council at Emerge Gallery.

The musicians represent nine counties on the historic African American Music Trails and decades’ worth of musical history and traditions.

“We have this incredible history of African-American musicians and a lot started in Kinston playing in the James Brown Band,” said Holly Garriott, executive director of the Pitt County Art Council at Emerge Gallery.

The series will take place the second Friday of each month starting this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. in uptown Greenville. It is free and open to the public.

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