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Film Series Shares a Forgotten History

Shake 'Em On Down shares the history of blues music.

This Thursday, February 2nd, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is screening the documentary Shake 'Em On Down at the Dixie Center for the Arts. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. 

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is put on through the South Arts program of Atlanta, Georgia. This has allowed the NCLAC to put on three films in the fall and continue with three films in the spring.

Shake 'Em On Down is the not so well known story of Mississippi Fred McDowell, a North Mississippi blues artist who had an important impact on well known artists such as The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt. The film shares a history of blues style music that many people haven't heard. This film will be shown at 7 p.m., and following the film, director Joe York will have a question and answer session with the audience. 

Tickets are available at the Dixie Center for Arts at the door and online here. General admission is $5, student admission is $3.