American Epic documents when America heard itself for the very first time. The three-part historical documentary and feature-length film showcases contemporary artists in rural recording sessions.
Taking us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music - when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined - sparking a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world.
American Epic rescues this history and we can now watch it unfold in this four-part series, companion book, soundtrack featuring 100 remastered songs, educational outreach program, and historical archive.
The remarkable lives of America's seminal musicians are revealed through previously unseen film footage and photographs, and exclusive interviews with music pioneers, their families and eyewitnesses to the era.
Today also commemorates the birth of hip hop 44 years ago.
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