The Tropicana Club, the former home of Thelonious Monk, a schoolyard where Grandmaster Funk held outdoor jams and the city's longest continuously run Latin music store are a few of the sites on this tour of Bronx musical landmarks.
Professor Mark Naison, founder of the Bronx African American History Project at Fordham University, will lead the trolley tour, pointing out key South Bronx sites in the history of African-American music.
The tour will touch on jazz, Latin jazz, R&B, doo-wop and hip hop.
It will end at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab for an indoor festival with local vendors, refreshments, a presentation about black history and culture along the Bronx River and a musical performance by Malang Djobateh, a Bronx-based Gambian Kora player.
The free trolley boards at the BMHC Lab at 1303 Louis Niñé Boulavard at 3:30 p.m. and departs at 4 p.m. The tour ends and festival begins at 5:30 p.m.
Call 718-839-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the trolley.
The tour and event is sponsored by the Bronx Music Heritage Center.