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Butler presents master flautist, lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq

Galen Abdur-Razzaq plays his flute on stage.
Published: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Abdur-Razzaq to perform, present on 'Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement"

El Dorado, Kan. – The Butler Community College Black Student Association, Foundation and Student Government Association will host Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a national flautist and lecturer early next month. Abdur-Razzaq will present “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement” on Thursday, February 6th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Hubbard Welcome Center at the Butler of El Dorado campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The performance is made possible by the Harold Smith Cultural Series, a gift to Butler County by the estate of Harold Smith and the Butler Community College Foundation.

In the celebration of Black History Month, the public is invited to enjoy music and history from Abdur-Razzaq. He offers an engaging path to music appreciation through his music program comprised of musical performances and lectures. His goal is to provide the audience with an understanding and appreciation of jazz and its historical significance within American heritage.

Abdur-Razzaq studied at Berklee College of Music and holds a master’s degree in education and performing arts from Rutgers University. He has been a speaker on the topic of jazz and performed at colleges and universities for more than 30 years as well as taken roles as a composer, arranger and recording artist.