American Experience

P.G. Lowery and the Spread of African-American Music

Clip: Season 30 | 2m 47s

P.G. Lowery grew up in a musical family. After training at the Boston Conservatory of Music, he joined the circus at the turn of the twentieth century. Lowery’s all-black band spread early African-American music wherever the circus performed.

Aired: 10/10/18

Rating: TV-PG

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