The Mighty Mississippi: HeART and Soul of the Southern Delta

“The Mighty Mississippi: HeART and Soul of the Southern Delta” presented elements of culture from the last 120 years with roots in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana and featured a selection of visual art that brought visitors face-to-face with the privilege and poverty that defines life in the Southern Delta. In the exhibit, visitors experienced the music of the region that combined the traditions of many into a regional sound that spread far and wide along with the largest outmigration in U.S. History.

This exhibit celebrated the true heart and soul of the Delta through dynamic visual art, music, and artifacts. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a walk-in juke joint where guests enjoyed the unique sounds of the Delta Blues – the musical genre that paved the way for modern Rock, country, R&B, and hip-hop.

Fusion 2020 was made possible because of the generous support of Centennial Bank, Little Rock Port Authority, Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission, Union Pacific Foundation, and the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

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