Black Music Month Celebration kicks off Summer Concert Series
June was deemed Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. President Barack Obama has since announced the observance as African-American Music Appreciation Month. Richland Library will kick off its summer concert series today, June 12, with a performance by local jazz/inspirational saxophonist, Dante Lewis. Hip Hop artist Sheem One will continue our June celebration with a performance on June 26. Our summer concert series showcases a variety of local talent and will continue through August. You may find CDs by all of the performers in our local music collection, but be sure to check out these live performances starting at 7:00 p.m. on alternate Thursdays in the Film and Sound Department.
June 12: Dante Lewis
June 26: Sheem One and friends
July 10: Chris Compton
July 24: Duo De Vista
August 7: Victoria
August 21:Marquita Daniels
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Growing up in New Jersey, Koch Records recording artist Victoria White began her musical life listening to jazz artists like Sarah Vaughn and Miles Davis. Eventually her inter more...
Growing up in New Jersey, Koch Records recording artist Victoria White began her musical life listening to jazz artists like Sarah Vaughn and Miles Davis. Eventually her interest grew to embrace a wide array of styles and genres to form her own eclectic sonic blend. Fortunately now for fans of jazz, rock, folk and R&B, it was all of these influences that began the rudimentary bedroom recordings of the songs she began writing as a teenager. Years before she began working with famed R&B guitarist Sheldon Reynolds [EWF] -- who produced her highly anticipated debut album The Upside. White recorded her voice on one tape recorder, her guitar on another and mixing them to create coolly primitive tracks of her earliest material. less...