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WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN

MARCH 4, 2023

Denise Williams will be collaborating with the Jubilate Singers to put on a concert featuring music from Toronto's African, Jewish and Muslim diasporas. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

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ROOTS AND INTERSECTIONS -

THE MUSICAL INTERSECTIONS OF THE BLACK, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM DIASPORA

 

A FREE COMMUNITY MUSIC PRESENTATION  

 

On Sunday February 19, 2023 we invite you to participate in a free musical forum.  Dialogue, share, sing, get a sneak preview of the March 4th Jubilate Singers and Denise Williams ‘Roots and Resilience’ concert. 

 

DETAILS

This will be a music and lecture presentation featuring music of the Black, Jewish, and Muslim diaspora by professional and representative artists. This presentation will serve as an enlightenment to the musical roots and offshoots of these cultures featuring old and new songs of these cultures. The presentation will be interactive and allow for a question and answer period with the artists and audience.

 

BACKGROUND

Toronto has been named the most multicultural city in the world in which a mosaic of cultures interact and mingle.   It is not difficult to be immersed in the richness these cultures bring to our community.  As a migrant African-Caribbean Canadian and a musician, I especially took interest in three forcibly migrant and racialized diasporic cultures  that seemed to share historical, political, and artistic, commonalities;  Black Jewish and Muslim.  In engaging in the musical roots and offshoots of these cultures  discovering ways in which they may intersect or have commonality in musical form, text, and other aspects, we hope to contribute to fostering more intercultural understanding and bridge gaps. Reference

 

ARTISTS (subject to modification)

Denise Williams (soprano), Ben MacDonald (tenor sax, woodwinds), Sam Donkoh (African percussion), Waleed Abdulhamid (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist), Babak Naseri (pianist), Isabel Bernaus (conductor of the Jubilate Singers), members of the Jubilate Singers

 

TIME: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

 

ADMISSION: FREE

ABOUT

ABOUT

Voices of Colour Music is a new brand for Denise's studio, established since 1990. 

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Voices of Colour Music strives to hone the elements of music skill, including technical, musicianship, creativity. artistry, and performance skills in people of all ages and strives to meet the individual learning style to deliver the tools for success from the studio to the stage.

VCM recognizes that each person possess a unique instrument, has individual needs, desires, and goals. We strive to hone one's own natural vocal or instrumental colour and style through individually tailored studies which promote singing or playing with ease and freedom. 

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THE STUDIO

THE STUDIO

In addition to vocal technique and vocal health, the studio has been extended to private instruction in theory, improv, songwriting, coaching on style, interpretation, preparation for auditions, exams, festivals, masterclasses, recitals, music career counseling, and performance opportunities for all ages and vocal genres. 

VOICE

THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP

PIANO AND VOCAL PEDGAGOGY

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THE STAGE

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THE STAGE
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