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To commemorate Juneteenth, on Friday June 19th, the ACA streamed a video recording of a concert/ talk by Stan Breckenridge around Soul Music and its impact on the history of civil rights in the US. This event was hosted in Tangier as part of a national tour with the American Language Centers last year in collaboration with the US Embassy.
“Stan Breckenridge is a professional musician, academician, author, and holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Claremont Graduate University In Claremont, California, USA. In addition to performing regularly in the United States in different venues, festivals and TV shows, he has performed and given lecture-performances all over the world. Stan Breckenridge has nine albums and has appeared with and/or performed for personalities such as Madeleine Albright, Bill Cosby, Mahalia Jackson, Jerry Lewis, Martha Reeves (of the Vandellas),David Ruffin (of the Temptations), Nancy Sinatra, John Travolta, John Wayne.
Academically, Dr. Breckenridge was selected as a United States Distinguished Chair Fulbright Scholar to Poland in 2012–2013 and 2013-2014.”