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“Unusual Americans Who Lived In Paris Who Inspired Me”: Nelson Strobert Author, Professor And Director Emeritus Of Multicultural Studies. Tommie McKenzie. Bass: Jazz. Pop. Patricia’s Paris Expat Soirées And Dinners. Sunday 25 March 2018. 19h15. (Paris Expat Soirée Supper Club. Meet New People). Join Us!

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Sunday 25 March 2018 at 19h15

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“Unusual Americans Who Have Lived In Paris Who Inspired Me.”

 

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Nelson Strobert
Author, Professor & Director Emeritus
Multicultural Studies

Tom McKenzie
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Jazz, Pop, 1950s, 1960s

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Sunday March 25, 2018 At 19h15
“Unusual Americans Who Have Lived In Paris Who Inspired Me”

NELSON STROBERT

Nelson previously gave a talk for us in 2013 about Daniel Alexander Payne (1811-1893),  who was a teacher, poet, ecumenist, university president and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. and who in the 18th century, spent considerable time in Paris. An interesting man and time. There have been other unusual visitors to Paris.

Author Nelson T. Strobert is professor emeritus and director emeritus of multicultural studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg,  Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Daniel Alexander Payne: The Venerable Preceptor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church,” among other works.

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Two Fabulous Writers And Live Blues Music: Tracy Chiles McGhee, Author Of: “Melting The Blues” (A Prize Winning Novel), And Daughter Sasha Ariel Alston’s Young Adult Book, “Sasha Tech Saavy Loves To Code.” Tommie McKenzie. Bass: Jazz. Pop. Blues. Patricia’s Paris Expat Soirées And Dinners. Sunday 11 March 2018. 19h15. (Paris Expat Soirée Supper Club. Meet New People). Join Us!

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Photos: Book jackets of  writers, Tracy Chiles McGhee (Prize Winning Novelist) and daughter Sa

Sasha Ariel Alston,  authors of “Melting The Blues” and “Sasha Tech Savvy Loves To Code,” respectively.

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Sunday Match 11, 2018 At 19h15

Two Fabulous Writers And Live Blues Mus
ic: Tracy Chiles McGhee, Author Of: “Melting The Blues” (A Prize Winning Novel),  And Daugther Sa

Sasha Ariel Alston’s Young Adult Book, “Sasha Tech Saavy Loves To Code.” Tommie McKenzie. Bass: Jazz. Pop. Blues.

Tracy Chiles McGhee Winner of the 2016 Fauset Book Award in the Category of First Fiction

Set in Arkansas in 1957,  the complexities of identity, yearnings for love and acceptance, and racial tension are all unmasked in the riveting literary drama, Melting the Blues, by debut author Tracy Chiles McGhee.

Augustus Lee Rivers, a farmer and bluesman, has two obsessions:  his relationship with the Duncan family and his desire to leave small town Chinaberry to become a musician in Chicago. When his plans are prevented by a devastating betrayal, Augustus is driven into the belly of the blues where he must reckon with his past if he is to move forward. This intriguing, multi-layered historical tale beckons readers down a red dirt country road to bear witness to an unforgettable time, place, and people.

A brave, musical story rich with Southern history.” Kirkus Reviews

Tracy Chiles McGhee is an award-winning, multi-genre writer and the author of the much acclaimed novel, “Melting the Blues,.” which has received numerous awards.

She is the Co-Founder of the Literacy Empowerment Action Project. In addition, she is an Ambassador for the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. McGhee graduated from Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University and currently lives in Washington, DC. Her webpage is tracychilesmcghee.us.


Sasha Ariel Alston

Sasha Savvy Loves to Code is an early reader chapter book (ages 7-10). The main character, Sasha Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old African-American girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn’t believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha’s mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.

Sasha Ariel Alston, known as the STEM Queen, is the author of the children’s book Sasha Savvy Loves to Code. From Washington, D.C., Sasha is a college student majoring in Information Systems at Pace University, Lubin School of Business in New York. With eight successful internships at business and information technology enterprises such as Peter Marcus Group, Infor, Microsoft,  and Everfi, she is a sought-after speaker encouraging youth, especially girls of color, to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She has appeared on Good Morning America, been featured in Huffington Post & Black Enterprise, and inspired girls to dream big in Disney, Google, Snapchat, and Yahoo initiatives.

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We pass the hat for

​ bassist​

Tommie McKenzie

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DAVID EVANS: World Acclaimed American Blues Star, Scholar, Author: “American Doctor of the Blues.” Sun 25 Sept 2016. 19h15 (Paris Expat Soirée. Meet New People)

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Sunday 25 September 2016 at 19h15

David Evans

American Blues Star, Scholar And Author
“American Doctor of the Blues”: Music. Experiences.

David Evans has been a performer (blues vocal and guitar) since the 1960s. He has played at concerts and festivals throughout the United States and toured over fifty times as a solo performer and/or accompanist in twenty-two countries of Europe, South America, and Africa.

David has performed and/or recorded with Alan Wilson (later of Canned Heat), Van Zula Hunt, Hammie Nixon, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines, and Robert Belfour.

In Memphis and the Mid-South he performs with the Last Chance Jug Band and recorded a CD, Shake That Thing, with them in 1997. He also recorded the solo CDs Match Box Blues in 2002, Needy Time in 2007, Live at “Alte Post” in 2012, and Under the Yam Yam Tree in 2013.

Most of his style and repertoire were learned from artists with whom he has been associated through fieldwork and touring.

Evans has produced over fifty LP’s and CD’s of field and studio recordings and has written liner and booklet notes for over eighty others.

In 2003 he received a Grammy Award for “Best Album Notes.” He is also the editor for the “American Made Music” series of books for the University Press of Mississippi and the “Deep River of Song” series of CD’s for Rounder Records of field recordings of African American folk music by John and Alan Lomax.

Evans has lectured throughout the United States and in thirteen foreign countries. He has been a consultant for a number of museums, exhibits, programs, festivals, radio, television, film, and video productions.

 

David Evans is the author of Tommy Johnson (London: Studio Vista, 1971), a study of the life and music of a folk blues singer, and Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982; paperback reprint, 1987), both based upon his fieldwork.

More recently, he has authored (with John Minton) “The Coon in the Box”: A Global Folktale in African-American Tradition (Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2001) and The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Blues (New York: Perigee, 2005), and edited Ramblin’ on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008).

Evans has also written many journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of blues, African American folk music, and musical instruments, including major biographical studies of Bukka White, Charley Patton, and Blind Willie McTell. He has also contributed many entries to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks, including

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
, Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, International Dictionary of Black Composers, Encyclopedia of American Folklore, Handbook of American Folklore, The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records, American National Biography, Black Women in America, The Blues: A Bibliographical Guide, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, American Musical Traditions, The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music, Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, and Encyclopedia of African American Folklore.
As a student of Classical languages at Harvard University (1961-65), Evans became interested in American folk music by listening to recordings and hearing traditional performers at coffee houses and concerts. He soon began learning guitar and performing in coffee houses. His interest in folk music gravitated toward blues and African American folk music, and he began interviewing folk blues performers who came through Cambridge on tours.

After graduation from Harvard, Evans enrolled in the Folklore and Mythology graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving the M.A. degree in 1967 and the Ph.D. in 1976. Beginning in 1965, he did fieldwork in southern states for periods of several weeks at a time over the next dozen years, collecting hundreds of hours of recordings and interviews that have resulted in many publications and record albums of blues and other types of African American folk music.
He has also compiled over the years a record collection of 78’s, 45’s, LP’s, and CD’s of folk, popular, and ethnic music that comprises over thirty thousand items.
Evans began teaching in the Anthropology Department at California State University, Fullerton, in 1969. In 1978 he joined the faculty at Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis) and has since then been Professor of Music there.   He received a First Tennessee professorship for 2006-2009 and the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award in 2007.  In 2011 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia.
David Evans will have books and recordings available for purchase.

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