• BH 2021 – “Where are today’s free voices?? Sold-out??

    BH 2021 – “Where are today’s free voices?? Sold-out??

    Gil Scott-Heron Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago. His mother, Bobbie Scott-Heron, was an opera singer and a teacher, and his Jamaican-born father, Gilbert Heron, was the first professional black soccer player in the United States and the first to play on Celtic FC in Scotland. After his parents’ early divorce, Scott-Heron moved to Lincoln, Tennessee, to […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

     www.npr.org During the early 1930s, Thomas Dorsey created gospel music — the African American religious music which married secular blues to a sacred text. Under the name “Georgia Tom” he performed with blues artist Ma Rainey and her Wild Cats Jazz Band. He wrote over 400 compositions, but it is for “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” that he is best […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    www.chicagoreader.com See the Bronzeville church that is the real birthplace of gospel Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, one of more than 350 Open House Chicago sites this weekend, is significant musically and architecturally. By Deanna Isaacs @deannaisaacs   click to enlarge The sanctuary at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, at 45th and Vincennes DEANNA ISAACS FOR CHICAGO READER  Open House Chicago 2019 Sat 10/19-Sun […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    Queen Cicely: Remembering Cicely Tyson, Who Embodied ‘Artistry and Elegance in Acting’ By Tim Gray  www.variety.com ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Col America doesn’t have a system of knights or dames, as Britain, Australia and New Zealand do. If there were such a system, Cicely Tyson would have undoubtedly been honored. But Tyson, who died on Thursday, a month after her 96th birthday, didn’t need any […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    James Cameron (activist) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Cameron Born February 15, 1914 La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States Died June 11, 2006 (aged 92) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Occupation Political activist Years active 1940–2006 Known for Being a survivor of an attempted lynching Notable work Founding America’s Black Holocaust Museum Spouse(s) Virginia Hamiliton (m. 1938; his death 2006) Children 5 James Cameron (February 25, 1914 – June 11, 2006) was […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    Regina King on Her ‘One Night in Miami’ Production Crew: ‘They Were My Heroes’ By Tim Gray  from  www.variety.com Courtesy of Amazon/Everett Collection After directing multiple TV episodes, Regina King makes her big-screen directing debut with Amazon’s “One Night in Miami.” Kemp Powers adapted his play about a 1963 meeting of Jim Brown, Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali), Sam Cooke and […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    Delroy Lindo: Forgotten Black Stories Need to Be Celebrated (Guest Column) By Delroy Lindo Photo courtesy of Netflix I started writing these words on Jan. 20, 2021, a day of historical firsts: Kamala Harris was the first African American woman to be sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America. One of the first orders of business for […]

  • BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    BH 2021 – Celebration feature

    Archie Shepp, John Coltrane, Miles Davis: More to the Story By TOM RENEY • FEB 24, 2020 Jazz à la Mode Archie Shepp CREDIT MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL The documentary, Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool, will be shown in the American Masters series on PBS on February 25.  The film includes a scene in which Archie Shepp recalls an encounter he had with […]

  • BH 2021- Celebration feature

    BH 2021- Celebration feature

    “Son, You Hot!” Hampton Hawes & the Fire Inside HAMPTON HAWES (1928-1977) was one of the greatest jazz bebop pianists. But at the summit of his career, celebrated as New Star of the Year by Down Beat magazine in 1956, he had already a drug addiction that would lead to arrest and imprisonment. A career that had blossomed early with the greatest players of […]

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by / on February 2, 2021 at 11:07 am / in Uncategorized

February 2021- Black History Celebration in The COVID-19 Pandemic

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by / on June 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm / in Uncategorized

FAITH GOSPEL CHOIR – CARPI (MO)

  www.faithgospelchoir.it “Mi tremano ancora le gambe: non riesco a tenerle ferme…che energia…che bello.. non si può far morire una cosa così bella” con queste parole, scritte in una mail, è iniziato il cammino del Faith Gospel Choir. Mi  iscrissi di mala voglia, nel giugno 2005,  al seminario di canto Gospel indetto a Carpi nell’ambito della “Festa più pazza del Mondo” […]

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by / on May 29, 2019 at 11:10 pm / in Uncategorized

Coming Soon – THE BOATMAKER

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by / on February 2, 2019 at 1:50 am / in Uncategorized

The United Nations – Geneva,

Follow “How Come Me Here?” Celebrating Black History Month through Gospel Music In celebration of Black History Month, the U.S. Mission was honored to bring the sweet sound of gospel to the halls of the Palais des Nations. The program, featuring Maestro Nehemiah Brown and The Geneva Gospel Choir, traced the roots of gospel music in African American history and […]

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by / on April 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm / in History, Uncategorized

Eusebio De Cristofaro – Storeyteller

Eusebio De Cristofaro tells the story of migration in The Diaspora of the Mediterranean Sea. The Boat-Maker is an exhibition, a performance piece, partly living theatre in which a young African refugee recounts his crossing of the Sahara and arrival at the Northern passage, The Mediterranean Sea, which carries him to a final destination, Italy. It is not the usual recount […]

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by / on April 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm / in Uncategorized

Geneva Gospel Choir, Switzerland / Rhine Main Community Choir – Germany

The Character of Black Gospel Music: Gospel music incorporates distinctly African American traditions of performance and worship, reflecting the character of African American spirituality. The essence of gospel performance is participation. Gospel singers employ a wide range of vocal techniques and colorings to make their music emotionally compelling and to draw their listeners in. As is true in jazz and […]

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by / on February 14, 2018 at 7:44 pm / in Uncategorized

Carlotta e la Nuvola Merenda

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by / on February 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm / in Calendario, Events & Concerts, Project

Architoni: Photographic Images by Eusebio De Cristofaro

 Eusebio De Cristofaro…. Architect, graphic designer. Art director of the Florence Gospel Choir School, African American music and culture in Florence. Poetry and Voice actor. “This is the Day”  – Photographic Images by Eusebio De Cristofaro  Feb. 23, 2018 Via della Spada, 47/R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy IMAGES – MUSIC – POETRY And here’s the story, the mark left in the […]

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by / on June 4, 2017 at 12:01 am / in Media, Video

Italy’s Got Talent – Eusebio De Cristofaro & The Florence Gospel Choir

 

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by / on June 3, 2017 at 9:50 pm / in Uncategorized

Premio Beato Angelico -Basilica S. Marco

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