ReFresh & ReFrame: Music Matters with Marcus Shelby
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About the Event
Thursday May 13 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Music Matters with Marcus Shelby
In this interactive workshop, Marcus will offer an overview of how music has historically reflected on current events and social/cultural movements and guide participants through reflecting on landmark moments of this past year. Together we'll facilitate our connection of those themes to musical vocabulary and creative expression. Participants should bring their instrument (or voice).
Marcus Shelby, is a composer, arranger, bandleader, bassist, educator, Director of Community Music Center’s Teen Jazz Orchestra, SF Arts Commissioner and Artistic Director of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education. He has created numerous works that reflect on Black history, historic moments and contemporary issues including: “Harriet Tubman”, “Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio”, “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”, “Black Ball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues”, “Green and Blues” and a children’s opera “Harriet’s Spirit”.