Feb 3rd 2018

Maggie and Africa Brown

@ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative | Rebuild Foundation

1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Saturday, February 3rd, from 3PM - 4PM

On view through Saturday, February 3rd

The series culminates with this special presentation by Maggie Brown and her sister Africa, performing poetry and songs from their father Oscar Brown Jr.’s archive, inspired by home movies selected from the SSHMP archive.

As always, bring in your film and video for SSHMP Archivist Candace Ming to inspect as she discusses personal archiving practices and the benefits of preserving home movies.

Note the new location for the seventh and FINAL Archiving Workshop with Rebuild Artist-in-Residence Maggie Brown: Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative in Greater Grand Crossing.

Biography / Residency Description:

Maggie Brown is a vocalist, music producer, and also a storyteller. I consider myself a concerned cultural artist, intentionally seeking to influence my audience, using the transformative and unifying power of words and music.

“It is my intention to inspire a greater sense of responsibility for the positive outcome of our future.”

Maggie Brown embarks on creating a stage piece that would “edutain” the audience with music and dramatic reflection on the history & evolution of African American music. The show is called “LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music.” It is the vehicle of song, narration and a demonstration of love for a wide range of music styles. Having formed TLC in 1997, Brown has enjoyed many seasons performing LEGACY in front of a wide range of audiences. Now she finds it natural to improvise and feel-out the audience-tailoring the show for the group at hand. LEGACY is up-beat, interactive, intelligence-building entertainment benefitting all ages. The show is performed one-woman style or with a live band accompanying the sixty minute, soul inspiring journey into a slice of American history.

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