⭐ Tuesday Tunes: Kane Shimabukuro & Tara “Trinity” Villanueva (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Kane Shimabukuro & Tara “Trinity” Villanueva. Born and raised in Columbia Maryland, Kane has always had a fondness for all things Hawaiian. He began his studies in Hawaiian culture at the age of 2 and has gone on to perform in various […]

The ’60s: The Motown Story (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Motown, established by Berry Gordy in 1960, has been described as the greatest pop music hit factory in recording history. We explore how the “Motown Sound” was created and how it has become a worldwide phenomenon beloved by millions to this day. From the “hit machine” songwriting teams to the […]

Night Train Memories: Sounds of The Cities (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for an introduction to Urban Vocal Group Harmony (including Doo-Wop) from the 1950s to mid-1960s. Richard Kwatnoski, aka “Squire,” a radio producer for over 20 years for Radio Fairfax, will help us explore through slides and music the who, what, when and where of this very popular musical art form. Emanating from America’s cities in […]

Edwin Perez & Friends: Songs From Latin America (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join vocalist Edwin A. Pérez & Friends for a musical program featuring “Songs from Latin America.”  Learn about traditional and popular songs from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico and more. This event will be presented in Spanish & English. Dial-In Information Please click the link below to join the webinar: […]

Peabody String Sinfonia (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

The Peabody String Sinfonia is a student-run, conductor-less orchestra whose mission is to bring healing and beauty to people in our Baltimore community through music.  Sinfonia is composed of Peabody students and alumni who volunteer their time for this project.  Its members believe music is now more important than ever […]

Respect Her Crank!: Creating Sounds of Blackness (Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum) – VIRTUAL

Black music is always created in community. This month, Girls Rock! DC will be our special guest instructor. Inspired by the long history of Black American music, participants will use Soundtrap to create their very own songs. Register here! No prior experience is needed. ASL translation will be provided for this program. If […]

The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of […]