Michelle Sklar

In MUSI 1310 /American Music, Ms. Sklar immediately captures us with a stimulating Power Point of a quintessentially American musician, Antoine “Fats” Domino. She effectively presents a visual narrative of Domino’s childhood, influences, social barriers, personal struggles and triumphs.  The photographs and graphics selected send us soaring in a time machine into the life and times of one of the most influential periods in music history.  Throughout this ride, you can “hear” the sounds of American popular music in their infancy and begin to reflect on current genres and the influence “Fats” Domino has had in their very creation. Ms. Sklar revives this musical personality making him relevant and very much alive in our modern world. This project can stand-alone or be accompanied with a musical soundtrack.

– Amanda Waites

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