Movie Screening “Satchmo”
Written by Adriana Verdes
One of the most intriguing events of the America House Center is the movie screening.
On April 1, America House visitors enjoyed the movie Satchmo, a documentary about the Legend of Jazz – Louis Armstrong.
The movie screening was dedicated to the beginning of Jazz Appreciation Month. The attendees learned about the Jazz musician Louis Armstrong, a trumpeter and vocalist, also known for his courage and influence on the industry by fighting for black people’s rights.
Participants found out more about the interpreter’s path to becoming a Jazz legend, his behind-the-scenes life, and his values, which were confirmed by the singer’s friends. Moreover, the movie presented lots of facts such as how he got his nickname “Satchmo ” or his African roots, which he promoted and fought for in the middle of segregation in the music industry.
The documentary film shows the importance of the music industry in the early 1900 and the difficulties of black people to become musicians. Which is why Satchmo is well known throughout that period. In the movie is also shown that Louis Armstrong was highly valued in his hometown, New Orleans, where Jazz was born. The interviewed colleagues and friends, among which were Wynton Marsalis and producers, confirmed Louis Armstrong’s kindness and deep love for his family, equally shared with music.
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, America House encourages everyone to truly enjoy valuable music and its history through remarkable musicians such as Louis Armstrong, and let’s be mesmerized because “What a wonderful world” it is that we live in!