Page 13 Features The Roots Of American Music

There are so many forms of music with deep American roots. Jazz, the Blues, Gospel and Country were all developed and perfected in the United States.

Mississippi is among a number of states that have made major contributions to the American music scene.

The Smithsonian Institute got together with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to bring a unique exhibit to the Jefferson Davis campus. It's called New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. The exhibit is in the school's Fine Arts building through September 28th.

MGCCC's Anita Johns says, "New Harmonies provides a fascinating, inspiring introduction to the American story of creativity."

For more information on "New Harmonies," contact Johns at 228-897-3755 or e-mail her at

Information about the traveling exhibit may also be obtained by visiting or, with local updates found at