Given the news about the anti-lynching law passed recently, and the fact that some legislators voted against it, I thought it would be appropriate for me to post this excerpt from the service I led this past Sunday (2/23/20) at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.
The BFUU devoted their service that morning to the music of liberation by African Americans. They were kind enough to feature selections from my musical "Harlem Voices" that was completed in August of 2019. Members of their choir (under the direction of Dr. Susan Mashiyama) and special guest musicians performed the selections. I am grateful to the many people at the BFUU congregation who so enthusiastically embraced my music. I am truly honored and humbled by their deep commitment to bringing "Harlem Voices" to life.
On February 23, 2020 The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709) will devote a service to music of liberation and will feature selections from my new musical “Harlem Voices”. I will lead the service and provide insight into how music can be used as a powerful tool to counter oppression and racism.
This will be the premiere performance of most of the pieces. I am thrilled to join members of the congregational choir and special instrumental musicians to bring “Harlem Voices” to life.
The service starts at 10:30AM. Make sure you get there early to find a seat. I look forward to seeing you BFUU Hall! To listen to the music of “Harlem Voices” and read detailed information about the musical go to:
About this blog.
This blog is a place where many of the confluences of my life can be shared. I am, at the core, a creative person. I approach everything from that basis... whether composing symphonies, playing the cello, being a serial entrepreneur, writing sermons and essays, flying airplanes, or creating software apps. I am deeply passionate about creativity, issues of social justice, and spiritual enrichment. These are fundamental to everything I do. Welcome to my journey!