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Muze It Outreach Festival - Fundraiser
Baltimore Studios
Baltimore, MD
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Muze It Outreach Festival - Fundraiser
ABOUT MUZE IT OUTREACH FESTIVAL
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The Muze It Outreach Program's mission is to use the creative and ethical gifts of African and American music and cultural heritage as a form of artistic expression; and also to promote positive images and to help young people become better students such that they reach their full potential as leaders in their communities and beyond.

Muze It is a foundational musical and cultural program with a curriculum grounded in Djembe drum based rhythm repertoire and other dances of the West African Mande diaspora. Muze It is also a range of educational activities that expose students and the public to the artistry, meaning, and cultural background of hip-hop dance performance. When combined, Muze It is a continuum of teachings from the historical black, cultural traditions of the Motherland (Africa) and the African American diaspora.

Project Goals
Muze It addresses its mission by providing the following goals: 1) to provide artistic development to students through ongoing practices, workshops and performance opportunities where participants acquire discipline, presentation and critical thinking skills; 2) to provide leadership training to prepare students to be educators and to support  their learning and understanding of certain mathematical skills (to master the techniques of drum and dance one must use certain basic mathematical timing and sequencing); and 3) to encourage social activism and social responsibility by working with a host of community partners throughout Baltimore City and region to raise the standards of thinking for budding student artists and audiences alike.

This Program is sponsored in part by: OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship.


Menes Yahudah and Urban Foli Jazz Band
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The band is comprised of traditional and modern instruments played by some of Baltimore's best musicians. Menes Yahudah, Baltimore City (Park Heights) Native and Tam Tam Mandigue Academy Certified Instructor, orchestrates soul stirring, drum heavy compositions that bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary musical expression.  To experience this band is to take a journey into freedom. Menes takes familiar tunes and fuse African Diasporic folklore. Yahudah, a constructs signature arrangements that incorporate rhythms and songs of the African Diaspora fused with FRESH African America Jazz and Neo-soul flavor.

Theljon Allen Jazz Band
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This band presents complex brass and percussive arrangements. Founded by trumpeter Theljon Allen, this band is helping to usher in a new wave of Jazz composition.



MarlonSongs and AfrindecentriQs
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"Marlon Songs" Marlon Thomasis a 14 year old HS freshman.
He is nothing short of a walking miracle being a preterm baby...(The middle child of 5 brothers #5Trybe) Marlon having left this realm at 3 weeks of age via a cardiac arrest per apnea and underdeveloped lungs...Also being diagnosed on the autism spectrum and nearly nonverbal in his early years...His mother says the ancestors returned him back to this realm with something a little extra special. It was his eyes.His lungs have proven to be in full repair as "Baltimores Young King with the Raspy Soul" belts out old school jams by Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway. I'll say this young man has found his voice being a featured performer at Reginald F. Lewis Museum MICAS Community Arts Center, The RL Hotel and various open Mics around the city perfecting his craft.Being a multidisiplinary artist Marlon is a visual artist, a drummer(fullset and African drums) and is practicing acoustic and electric guitar.He also has his own line of Unisex Beaded Neckwear under his budding fashion brand *MSK Designs.


Brock
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Shawn Smallwood
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Location

Baltimore Studios (View)
235 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Music > Jazz
Other > Charity

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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