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African American flappers and Jazz Age women
Sara Jane Abbott - posted 10.18.13,

There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder – it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance itself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

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 Forget that it will be Halloween

Understand and embrace the fact that authentic, period dress is NOT a costume. But, if that costume concept makes it easier for you to transition to a different fashion style, then…flamboyantly dress the part.

Just make it fierce! 

Just make it GIRLFRIEND style!!! 

Jazz Age Style.

 aaduna Halloween Gala, a festive fundraiser and good times.

Join us as we transition from 

The Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance

in the year of its 100th Anniversary

to other aspects of

Creativity Inherent in the African Diaspora

The Jazz Age, Global Carnivals, Visual Arts...and more to come

for this October 31, 2019 event

Live “shake your ____” music.

Mind expanding literary readings

Art exhibitions
Creative works for sale

Thursday, October 31, 2019

 Carriage House Theater, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Auburn, NY

 6 PM Festivities start 

Advance tickets $20/person via check or money order postmarked on or before July 31, 2019.

Mail payment to: aaduna, 144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-259, Auburn, NY 13021 and clearly indicate your return mailing address. – Tickets will be mailed after August 8th. This is a special “thank you for your past support” rate available to everyone.

After that date, via PayPal {only} at $25/person effective August 9th.

At the door admission will be $30, cash only.
All proceeds from beverage (wine, beer, soft drinks) and snack service benefit the Cayuga Museum.
All previous aaduna fundraisers have been sold out. And we will work hard to sell this one out by Labor Day!   This is our word to the wise. LOL.

What is that saying? "If you're slow, you blow."

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