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Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Screening & Discussion

Rich with stunning musical performances, the documentary Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music captures Taylor Mac’s marathon, 24-hour immersive theatrical experience. Performing live for 24 hours, with each hour representing a decade of American musical history, Taylor Mac’s one-time-only concert offered an alternative take on U.S. history. This documentary version of Mac’s groundbreaking concert allows audiences to experience an abridged version of this seminal work, complete with a view of Mac’s elaborate, decade-specific costumes.

Post-screening Q&A with Taylor Mac

After the screening, audiences will have the opportunity to meet the artist himself for a live Q&A. Whether you want to learn about his career as a groundbreaking performer, or discuss anything related to American musical history, Taylor Mac, described as a “devastatingly intelligent artist of conflation” in the New York Times, is sure to lead an insightful discussion.

Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music is presented by HBO Documentary Films in association with Content Superba, a Telling Pictures and Pomegranate Arts Production in association with Fifth Season and Nature’s Darlings.

  • 125 Science Dr
  • Durham, North Carolina 27710
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
  • Location:
    Griffith Film Theater
  • Admission:
    FREE and open to all
  • Contact:
    Duke Arts
  • arts@duke.edu
  • 919-684-0540
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