In this talk accompanied by music about the role of women in the history of blues, journalist and author Manuel López Poy will offer narratives and images that illustrate the lives of the African and African-American slaves who fought for freedom, the first Black women feminists, the pioneers in business and industry, education and art, and the grandes dames of blues, including Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ethel Waters, and Memphis Minnie. He will be accompanied by pianist Miriam Aparicio, who will perform pieces that add a musical dimension to the talk.

Activity organized as part of the Bilbao Blues Festival (City of Bilbao), to be held for the first time this year, in the context of the TopARTE program and on the occasion of the Museum’s 25th anniversary. We wish this new Festival the best of luck!

Length: 60 min