Unity Renaissance – Chesapeake VA
April 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
I’ll be playing music for the church services at 9:00 and 11:00 and then at 1:30, following a church lunch, I’ll present a program on the African roots of the blues, spirituals and gospel music.
Having come of age during the Civil Rights era just outside of Washington DC, I grew up with an acute sense of fairnes and a fondness for social justice. This has led me to a life lived in the seam between black and white cultures, a deep respect for cross cultural exchange, and both musical and then personal friendships with black elders.
Their stories and their music will be the focus of the afternoon presentation. All are welcome.