Songs for Social Justice

Location

Living Room

Description

A performance panel discussion where you will hear different musical artists perform from varying genres of music that tackle social justice. It’s an interactive project with the audience.

We will have a jam session at the end of show. with “We Shall Overcome” by Joan Baez.

All musicians bring your banjo, washboard, or whatever makes a sound that’s an extension of yourself, maracas, body, voice, and spirit!

Featuring:

Anthony P. McGlaun is noted for his clarity of tone, musicality and expressive delivery of text. Mr. McGlaun, a Detroit, Michigan native, received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morehouse College and a Master of Music from the University of Northern Iowa.

Upon his return to Detroit, Mr. McGlaun joined the faculty of Marygrove College where he served as Director of Vocal Activities and Assistant Professor of Music from 2004-2009. He also was member of the Michigan Opera Theater Chorus and was an Apprentice with the company in the 2008-09 season singing the roles of Uncle Yakuside in Madame Butterfly and Remendado in Carmen. In the fall of 2009 Mr. McGlaun relocated to New York City to pursue a full-time performance career. During that time, he appeared in a national tour of Porgy and Bess and a national broadcast of the Messiah as Tenor Soloist. McGlaun also performed the role of Robert in Hin und Zurürck at the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, where The New York Times recognized his performance as “…a telling, if too brief, showcase…” and “…amusingly characterized and well-sung.” Recently, McGlaun has appeared as Sportin’ Life in The Skylight Music Theatre’s production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, where the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acclaimed him “…singing with ease and clarity.” McGlaun also performed the role of PoPo in the Chicago premiere of Troubled Island, and Robert, in the world premiere of Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom. Mr. McGlaun has also made role debuts with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.

Additional panelists:

Kenny Moten is an award winning vocalist and director who has performed on stages across the country. His vocal experience spans the genres of musical theater, pop and jazz. Some of Kenny’s favorite theater roles include playing Seaweed in “Hairspray,” Victor in “Smokey Joe’s Café,” The Leading Player in “Pippin,” Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and Berger in “Hair.”

 

Carol Miller is the Executive Director for Intercultural Community Builders. She has over 30 plus years of training, mentoring and facilitating experience in the area of cultural competency. Carol is the author of Mentoring Teens: A Resource Manual and co-wrote the Parenting for Academic Success curriculum. Carol was the Minority Community Liaison, co-director for the Even Start Family Learning Center and the Coordinator for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program for nine years. For the last 15 years, Carol has collaborated with Dr. F.C. Luna and traveled throughout the country to conduct workshops on Intercultural Leadership skills.

 

Fort Blues is a blues musician, singer and songwriter based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
They are currently recording their debut album “Truth, Lies and Traintracks” in Fort Collins.
 The first three songs on the album are out now and available for listening and streaming on their website and on SoundCloud. The remaining songs on the debut album will be released on their website and on SoundCloud one at a time – as singles – when done.Fort Blues performs live in Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder, and surrounding cities in Colorado. They will travel for shows and events in Colorado and in other states and countries as well.
Alaina de Bellevue is a highly sought-after pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur residing in Fort Collins, Colorado. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Colorado State University, where she assists with the Ralph Opera Center. In the past, Ms. de Bellevue has held pianist-coach positions with Opera Colorado and Boulder Opera. This coming summer she will join the music staff for James Madison University’s German Opera Experience as répétiteur for productions including Der Vogelhändler and Brundibar. Ms. de Bellevue also actively pursues her interests in new music and dance, commissioning and collaborating on various cross-disciplinary projects. Alaina de Bellevue is a highly sought-after pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur residing in Fort Collins, Colorado. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Colorado State University, where she assists with the Ralph Opera Center. In the past, Ms. de Bellevue has held pianist-coach positions with Opera Colorado and Boulder Opera. This coming summer she will join the music staff for James Madison University’s German Opera Experience as répétiteur for productions including Der Vogelhändler and Brundibar. Ms. de Bellevue also actively pursues her interests in new music and dance, commissioning and collaborating on various cross-disciplinary projects.