World War 1 Symposium


 The French-American Cultural Foundation, with the National World War 1 Museum and Memorial, will be hosting a special morning symposium on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the French Embassy commemorating the centenary observance of the US entry into the Great War.IMG_1239




Jazzmen Soldiers Concert


NOVEMBER 15, 2017


On the evening of November 15th, the French-American Cultural Foundation will be hosting a major jazz concert at the Lisner Auditorium in downtown Washington, DC featuring both American and French jazz musicians.  they will be playing American and French jazz standards and melodies that were popular between the two wars, and which remain in the playbook of many jazz artists.  The concert will celebrate the members of the U.S. Army’s 369th Regimental Band, who introduced this uniquely American art form  – jazz – to France in 1917.  In addition to honoring the courage and bravery of these African-American soldiers, known as the Harlem Hell Fighters, the concert will highlight their extraordinary talent as jazz musicians.   Tickets will go on sale in early September.  

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