Bayou Maharajah

Bayou Maharajah

Jun 17, 2020, 07:00 pm at LIVE VIDEO

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Event Address: 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA


In celebration of LGTBQ Pride Month and African American Music Appreciation Month (June) the Auburn Avenue Research Library’s (AARL) staff will facilitate a virtual community discussion on the film Bayou Maharajah.

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans openly-gay piano legend James Carroll Booker III a distinctive New Orleans pianist who mixed gospel, boogie-woogie, blues, traditional and modern jazz, and classical music into a unique and breathtaking sound. A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship also belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation.Register in advance for this community discussion at and contribute to the ongoing development of AARL’s film collection.

This film can be viewed via Hoopla at

Event Start Date: Jun 17, 2020 07:00 pm

Event End Date: Jun 17, 2020 10:00 pm

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