The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an agent for change. The AACM is celebrating their 55th anniversary this year, and are finding ways to perform and share their art despite pandemic-related restrictions. On October 31st at 1:30 p.m. Central Time and again at 7:30 p.m. Central Time, the AACM will premiere on Eventbrite via their Youtube page special music as part of a visual presentation entitled ‘Black Stars and the Lawless ones. The project’s aim is to shine a spotlight on Black lawmen and outlaws of the Old West.
The music will be part of a 30-minute commemorative film by noted filmmaker Jonathan Woods. The project features stunning visual offerings enhanced by text from AACM percussionist and award-winning Old West author Art Burton creator of such books as Black Gun, Silver Star, and incorporates animation, historic photo, text montage, and other elements will be a part of a virtual anniversary celebration and fundraising event.