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RESPECT HER CRANK! WRITING SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: Flute Turned Pop

RESPECT HER CRANK! WRITING SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: Flute Turned Pop Online

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Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music

The flute is among the smallest instruments and yet it has been deployed as a secret weapon. From jazz to pop, you will examine the work of artists like Bobbi Humphrey and Lizzo to understand how to create feel good melodies using wind and brass instruments. Then, create your own melodies using wind and brass instrumental loops on Soundtrap.

Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.

 

This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

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This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Date:
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  All SJR State Students     Community Members     SJR State Employees  
Categories:
  African American Heritage     Free event provided by an external agency     Women's History  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng