Jazz Violin "The Detroit Way" @ N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art, Detroit [19 June]

Jazz Violin "The Detroit Way"


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19
June
17:30 - 21:30

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N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art
52 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
*** 5:30pm Doors /// 6pm Performance. Detroit Youth Volume + their mentors from Musique Noire & Polyfold Collective will perform at N'Namdi Gallery, in the historically jazzy Sugar Hill Arts District.

«The Detroit Way» is jazz musicians passing down knowledge to the next generation. DYV has been engaged in The Detroit Way since February during our Jazz Violin «The Detroit Way» workshop series. On Juneteenth, teaching artists Marion Hayden (bass), Michelle May (violin), Leslie DeShazor (viola), Michael Malis (keys), and Matt Daher (drums) will perform alongside their students.

*** Students should arrive between 4 and 4:30pm for tuning, warm up and dinner.

This Knight Arts Challenge project is part of the Aetlier program at N'Namdi gallery, which teaches students the skills needed to run an art gallery.

About DYV's Jazz Violin project:
detroityouthvolume.org/jazz.html

About the performers:
musiquenoire.com/
polyfold.org/artists/
detroityouthvolume.org/

About Juneteenth:
pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

About N'namdi gallery:
nnamdicenter.org/

About Sugar Hill Arts District:
detroit1701.org/Sugar%20Hill%20Historic%20District.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Hill_Historic_District_(Detroit)

«In 1941, Ernest White purchased the Gotham Hotel at the corner of John R and Orchestra Place just south of this district. Although the purchase was apparently a case of mistaken racial identity, it set a precedent, and more African-Americans began moving and establishing businesses in the area.

At the same time, more clubs opened in the Sugar Hill district, some Jewish-owned, but an increasing number owned by African-Americans. By 1950 what had been a quiet residential neighborhood became a thriving entertainment district.

The area east of Woodward where the Detroit Medical Center now stands became the center of the nightlife jazz scene in Detroit. SOme of the greatest musicians of the time stayed in hotels and played in clubs in the area. These included Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Dinah Washington, and John Lee Hooker. In addition, the entertainment world became gradually integrated as „black and tan“ clubs — nightclubs open to patrons of both races — opened in the 1940s.[2]

The Sugar Hill jazz district flourished into the 1960s, and played a major factor in the early careers of Berry Gordy, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, and other young performers who would go on the establish the Motown sound.»
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