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From Gospel to Hip-Hop And All In Between/Youth Health Explosion 2006

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Boston's Largest Black History Musical Theater Celebration!

“From Gospel to Hip-Hop and All in Between” is a copyrighted historical lineage presentation of African American music from the time of slavery in the United States up to today. This collaborative effort will include some of Boston’s best known talent, with assigned producers for each segment augmented by some of the cast members of the Oscar Micheaux Theater program with its’ intergenerational cast that is well known for their annual performance of “The Harlem Renaissance Revisited With a Boston Flavor” which is performed at the Media and Performing Arts Center at Roxbury Community College over the last five years. 


Boston Renaissance Charter School

 

TRIBUTES:

Ray Charles, Hon. Milton Wright

Gregory Hines, Shaquan Reed/Joseph Gonzalez

 

Broadway Tributes:

Tribute to: “Bubblin Brown Sugar, Ain’t Misbehavin and Arms to Short to Box with God.

 

Hip-Hop: Paige Academy

 

Is the latest phase of our music’s evolvement.  Never before has a music phenomenon has such an impact and the magnitude of Hip-Hop, once called “music from the gutter,” gangsta as well as thug. Hip-Hop is a statement regarding the conditions that many live and thrive, from the hard core of now deceased Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur to the soft rhymes of LL Cool J, Diddy, Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and so many others with their social comments known as Hip-Hop. (To include back-up singers and dancers) One male and one female rapper.

 

Program Conclusion:

“Lift Every Voice.”

FROM GOSPEL TO HIP-HOP AND ALL IN BETWEEN is an electrifying and educational gala of artistry and history. Written by Haywood Fennell, Sr., FROM GOSPEL TO HIP-HOP AND ALL IN BETWEEN shares the tapestry of important contributions by the African-American musical experience.

The radiant cast includes talent from the Oscar Micheaux Repertory Theater After-School program, the Roland Hayes School of Music, the Boston Renaissance Charter School, the Paige Academy Drummers and Dancers, Roxbury YMCA's Dance Explosion, Boston-area community centers, and some of Boston's finest vocalists and instrumentalists from the professional sector.

Stay tuned for details about our next production!

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Boston's Mahalia Jackson - Sister Deborah J. Peters

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Looking back to the singers of the 1950s

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Cab Calloway, Gregory Hines, & Savion Glover alive in their steps!

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Continuing the Legacy