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Jazz Compositions interviews Wincey terry
Aug 3, 2012 | News Archive
Jazz Compositions interviews Wincey terry

Host David Fritz interviews Jazz and African American History Educator.

David Fitz of Jazz Compositions interviewed inspirational Jazz artist, Wincey Terry.  Wincey Terry organizes entertainment group, “Winceyo,” who are “dedicated to providing top quality entertainment at an affordable price”.  Terry has been in education since 1988, focusing on African American History. With the company Winceyo, Wincey Terry is afforded the opportunity to affect the community with musical assembles that use music as a vessel of education.

The assembles take place in the New Jersey and each performance features one or more persons who detail the African American influence with dance, song, musical instruments and inventions. The actors use the call and response technique to interact with the audience that take place in either a school, church or a simple group of interested persons. You can have the show perform all year, however, they are especially relevant during February, (Black History Month); March, (Music in our Schools and Women’s History Month) and June, (Black Music Month).

There are five shows the company performs. The first is called Black Wax, this show is set in a museum of African American Wax Figures and illustrates the influence on science, the Arts, sports and the Underground Railroad. The next is titled Lineage, which discusses the impact of Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Jazz and the Blues.  “Neighborhood” is about E.D Nixon, Capitan Charles Young, Sergeant Ben Davis, Elizabeth Martinez and the comparison between the lives of African and Latino Americans. “Promise: Promise” celebrates the accomplishments of the Brown vs. the Board of Education case as well as Motown Records. The program features music from the 1960’s an important lessons about the value of education. The last show is called, “About our Heads” and this show talks about former slaves and how they banded together and used their brains to gain freedom from slavery. One former slave in particular, “Aunt Ciara, created a shelter for runaway slaves for them to be fed and kept from harms way.

 

The interview with David Fritz and Wincey Terry can be found in our podcast section. Listen for more information on this phenomenal company and the woman who decided to educate our community in a monumental but yet accessible way, the arts.

LISTEN HERE:  http://900amwurd.com/index.php?mact=Podcasts,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01item=interview-with-wincey-terry-musician-and-teacher-of-history-through-music&cntnt01detailtemplate=12&cntnt01returnid=56

 

Posted By: Desiree Fritz

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