John Brown Big Band at Ocean City Jazz Festival

WUNC's The State Of Things Takes A Look Back At Ocean City Jazz Festival

Author: North Carolina Arts Council

Photo by Sierra Turner.

Last month Ocean City Jazz Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary. Founded in 2009, the festival raises awareness about the community's historic role as the first beachfront community in North Carolina where African American's could purchase property. WUNC's The State of Things invited Angela Thorpe, Director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, and Carla Torrey, Ocean City Beach Citizens Council member onto their show to discuss the significance of the festival and the community it calls home. 

Listen to the interview.

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