Educational Diversity Programs / Soundtrack Of Our Lives Music Concert
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - As a storyteller / musician my educational programs tell the stories of America's musical heritage and history. These programs are Educational and Entertaining and are appropriate for Adults, University Students and for Grades K - 12 students these programs are modified to be age appropriate. Watch News Coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bI_524Lu2g&app=desktop
BUILDING ON A DREAM - This educational program is designed to bring awareness and understanding to the relationship between America’s first original music, America’s diverse cultural heritage and American history. You will experience the legendary story of how the enslaved Africans in America created an original music known today as African American spirituals that enabled them to secretly communicate routes on the UGRR, helped them daily to endure the labor intensive tasks they were given, teach their young, record their history and heal their pain. You will gain a better understanding of the meaning & methods used to create America’s first original musical art form, plus examine the songs social use during slavery and how it was transformed into Freedom songs during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s - 1970’s. 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. This program is 60 minutes plus time for Q & A. Watch my interview with the City of Fairfax, VA with Rachael Roth about my program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owYKvMMXB6U&feature=youtu.be
SONGS ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM - is the musical story of 'We The People' in a concert / lecture. Experience a wide variety of America’s music beginning with the African American Spirituals, 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. Our newly created music, spoke of our lives in the new world and helped calm fears, put our babies to sleep, brought enjoyment sung around a campfire and comfort in times of sorrow. Singing together brought us together, strengthened our purpose and strengthened our community spirit. It still does today. This program is about coming together and singing together from the American songbook to continue building a strong community that is inclusive of all of us. Music created by humble unnamed slaves, and well known songwriters in multiple genres of music helped us feel that purpose with passion and dedication to ensure our nations principles belongs to all of us. Join the fun in inspiring songs in our American History! 60 minutes plus Q & A. Watch Channel 16 Around Fairfax TV coverage; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m5CvzHPTtY
SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES MUSIC CONCERT
LIVE MUSIC by Calvin Earl - SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES MUSIC CONCERT. With his acoustic guitar & soothing vocals he brings to life the simple beauty of America’s greatest songs, 'Oldies but Goodies'. Choosing from the Americana music genres of Blues, Jazz, Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country, Folk, Spirituals, Show Tunes and even a little Rock & Roll he brings to life the songwriters vision for the song. No digital enhancement, no gimmicks, no flashing lights, just a beautiful song enhanced with the elements of peace and love. Join Calvin 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, parties, corporate events, cultivating community, conferences, garden parties, dance parties, masquerade balls, and more......
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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