Music

In The Studio - Mellon Music Fest Returns

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Eunghee Cho, founder and artistic director of the Mellon Music Festival. They discussed the reason he founded the festival, his desire to make classical music more accessible, his musical journey and opportunities as a youth in this area to becoming a professional musician. They talked about this year's festival, the concerts and venues and how they were able to offer the festival again this year, adopting flexibility into the programming due to the pandemic. 

In The Studio - Davis Music Festival 2022

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Kyle Monhollen, Co-founder of the Davis Live Music Collective. They discussed the upcoming Davis Music Festival June 17-19, how bands are chosen, mentioned some of the new and returning bands and the wide range of genres. They also covered how they schedule the stages, where one can purchase tickets, proceeds going to the Davis Schools Arts Foundation and why they are the recipients, the youth band competition, how to get involved and volunteer during the event, and the Covid policy.

For more info: davismusicfest.com

In The Studio - Davis Chorale: Inspire and Connect

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Alison Skinner, Artistic Director of the Davis Chorale. They discussed the history of the chorale, personal highlights, collaborative concerts as well as stand alone concerts, how to audition, how they navigated through the pandemic, fundraisers throughout the year and what donations support.

http://davischorale.org

Recorded 3/17/22

Make Music Davis Day - Davis Independent Music Initiative Showcase 2021

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The tradition of the global Make Music Day is to bring communities together for a day of diverse music-making including all ages and all levels of performance.   In honor of the international “Make Music Day” celebrated across the globe each June 21st on Summer Solstice, we present the “Make Music Davis- DIMI Showcase 2021.”

World Reggae Party - Carlos Walker

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New graphic and portrait artist Carlos Walker is coming into the DMV art scene with his reverse racism focused art! His greatest art is notably'' ''Walk in a Mile in Our Shoes'' due to the fact that his pictures shows the Black experience, in this exhibit. Walker seeks to show a mirror effect to Caucasians to inspire how cruel racism is in the Black community.

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World Reggae Party - Chelsea Joseph

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Chelsea Joseph is a young millennial soaring high as a multi media mogul in the DMV area: D.C./Maryland/Virginia. She and I: Goddess Genise discuss Reggae, Soca, and other forms of Reggae in the DMV, where Reggae is going in the DMV, how to highlight Soca music, how to be a woman in Reggae and many other topics! So sit back, relax and enjoy a hour of World Reggae Party with me: Goddess Genise!

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Studio Session - Blue Hills Ladino Music

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Blue Hills is a mostly-acoustic modern folk music group performing classic Ladino, Hebrew, Russian, and Greek folk songs. This 60min production showcases their Ladino repertoire (Jewish music by way of Spain), with classic favorites like A La Una, Morena, and Adio Kerida, and new Ladino songs written by dynamic singer Rivka Amado.

Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Ladyzhensky is highlighted in several tunes, playing violin, six- and 12-string guitars, drums, and mandolin.

Ms. Amado precedes most tunes with a brief explanation of the song history and meaning.

Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Songs and Opera

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“Portraits: The First Black American Divas of Song and Opera”: Produced by Dina Cancryn via a grant to benefit K-12 classrooms, “Portraits” combines live performances and costumed historical monologues to introduce children to the great American Divas, Elizabeth Taylor-Greenfield, Sissieretta Joyner Jones and Marian Anderson. “The Black Swan”, “The Black Patti” and the famous soprano, all tell their stories of struggle as black women trying to perform and hone their craft over a slave holding/segregated/sexist/patriarchal 150 year swath of American History.