American Music Series
BOOK CALVIN EARL FOR HIS "MUSIC CONNECTS US" INTERACTIVE CONCERT - Since the beginning of time, music has connected us in ways that reveal our shared humanity no matter our culture, gender or age. Human beings have more in common than we have differences. Music cuts through false narratives to reach beyond our own boundaries and beliefs. Music helps us imagine our lives beyond who we are and what we know, to new possibilities and experiences in our lives. This American music series brings to life our shared humanity and helps us release all that holds us back. Through music, it is my intention to dispel the false myths that divide us unnecessarily and bring awareness and understanding to the relationship between America’s first original immigrant music, the African American Spirituals, workday songs and plantation songs of the Old South created by the enslaved people. Their original music went on to become the inspiration and foundation for other immigrants creating new forms of America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. As a singer/songwriter/guitarist/storyteller and activist these INTERACTIVE CONCERTS help us collectively rewrite our current day stagnant story, by opening the door to bring us through the troubles of everyday life, to an understanding of us in our amazing & magnetic diversity. We all want to feel safe, we all want equality, we all want to be who we were born to be and live our best happy and fulfilling lives. Music brings us together, join Calvin in a fun and uplifting story of who we are and who we can be as Americans. Programs are modified to be age appropriate. Watch News Coverage:
SPIRITUALS AS A NATIONAL TREASURE - This educational program is about the history and legacy of how the enslaved Africans in America created an original music known today as African American spirituals. Their original music created in the cotton fields of the Old South enabled them to secretly communicate routes on the UGRR, helped them to endure the labor intensive tasks they were given daily, teach their young, record their history and heal their pain. It was in the cotton fields in NC, I first heard this music sung by my elders who were sharecroppers and who sang as they worked in the fields and in church on Sunday mornings. My elders were only 1st and 2nd generation born free in America. I am only 3rd generation born free.This story will help you gain a better understanding of the meaning & methods used to create America’s first most recognizable original musical art form since the Colonies came into existence. In addition, their original music inspired and became the foundation of many popular American music genre’s including Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Folk, Country, R & B, Rock & Roll and others. Watch my interview with the City of Fairfax, VA with Rachael Roth about my program:
SONGS ON OUR ROAD TO FREEDOM - is the musical story of 'We The People' in a concert / lecture. Experience a variety of America’s protest songs, African American Spirituals, and Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement and much more. Communal singing has always been an intricate part of our multi cultural roots as Americans. Whether our ancestors arrived as willing immigrants or as immigrants by force, no matter what country we came from originally, music helped ground us and helped us feel connected to our new homeland. Singing together brings us together, strengthens our purpose and strengthens our community spirit by building a strong community that is inclusive of all of us. Music helps us feel that purpose with passion and dedication to ensure our nations principles belong to all of us. This program is 60 minutes plus time for Q & A. Watch Channel 16 Around Fairfax TV coverage:
SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES MUSIC CONCERT - As a singer/songwriter, and acoustic guitarist I bring to life the simple beauty of America’s greatest songs. Choosing from the Americana music genres of Jazz, Blues, Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country, Pop, Folk, Spirituals, Show Tunes and even a little Rock & Roll it is my intention to bring the songwriters vision for his or her song to life. No digital enhancement, no gimmicks, no flashing lights, just a beautiful song enhanced with the elements of peace and love. Join me for an evening of relaxing & fun music of days gone by, energized with a little bit of soul. 60 minutes
THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES MUSIC CONCERT - can also be adapted, designed and personalized for private events, ZOOM parties, corporate events, cultivating community, conferences, garden parties, dance parties, masquerade balls, and more......COVID 19 restrictions apply.
If you would like to book a performance for your public or private event or a TV or radio show appearance, please contact my booking staff by filling out the form below. Don't forget to ask about our Artist In Residence programing. These shows are also perfect for your Black History Month programing and celebrations.
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