Arts Forum: "Singing HERstory" with Dr. Jolie Rocke and Chelsea de Souza

Arts Forum: "Singing HERstory" with Dr. Jolie Rocke and Chelsea de Souza


March 27, 2022

Dr. Jolie Rocke is introducing a new quarterly series of Arts Forums at First Church. Beginning Sunday, March 27, 2022. Between services (10:45-11:15 am) in the First Church sanctuary (live stream available), Dr. Rocke and Chelsea de Souza will present an informative performance of one of her original works.

“Singing HERstory” pays homage to the life and achievements of inspiring women from the banner exhibit, Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture located in Hartford, Connecticut. This production is a celebration of the African American female performance tradition and its impact on the fight for freedom and equality. For more than 150 years, several women defined career paths that fed them artistically and financially as they enriched this nation and the world. Discover the music and acclaim of fourteen pioneering women including Sissieretta Jones, Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Pearl Bailey, and Lola Falana.

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