When: 4:00pm February 24th
Where: The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave W, Windsor, ON N9A 5P4
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Featuring music of black composers, Classical, Ragtime and Gospel. Irene Moore Davis discusses the influence of music on Windsor’s rich and diverse history. Join Detroit based violinist Velda Kelly along with Windsor pianist Mike Karloff and Soprano Shahida Nurullah to explore the fascinating lives and music of black composers from the 1700s to present including Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint George, William Grant Still, Shelton Brooks and Scott Joplin.
We are honoured to feature the following perform:
Irene Moore Davis
Born and raised in Windsor, Irene Moore Davis is President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society and fulfills committee roles with the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Amherstburg Freedom Museum, BookFest Windsor, and other organizations. Irene was part of the writing and editorial team for African Canadian Roads to Freedom, resource manuals which help local Grade 1 through 12 teachers integrate Black history into their everyday curriculum; she was a historical consultant on the documentary The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth which aired on TVO in 2015; she has been interviewed for a number of history-focused documentaries; and she was one of several Canadian and U.S. historians to contribute chapters to the book A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland (Wayne State University Press, 2016.) Currently, Irene is writing a book about the history of African-descended people in Windsor and Sandwich. She enjoys speaking about Black history to a wide variety of audiences. In her professional life, Irene is the manager responsible for Continuing Education and English language programs at St. Clair College, where she also teaches Underground Railroad history.
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