A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF THE CALVIN OWENS BLUES ORCHESTRA WILL BE SHARED BY OUR FESTIVAL DJ
Music was a central part of the curriculum Calvin Owens' 3rd cousin SAMUEL WALKER HOUSTON and the faculty of the Rosenwald funded Sam W. Houston Industrial and Training School offered. In fact, Professor Houston was an outstanding multi-instrumentist, arranger and composer.
A long line of musical performers can be found in generations of the Houston/Kittrell/Wilson family... including Ida Wilson Pennebacker's early 20th century European concert pianist daughter, Margarita Pennybacker; Charie Wilson's son, Maestro Calvin Owens of the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra (http://moshows.com/calvin.html ) BB King's composer and orchestra conductor for over 16 years; Charlie's grandson the late El'Ray Wiseman, Jr.captain of the award-winning Kashmere Stage Band,; and his classically trained granddaughter, singer and international "edu-tainer" Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed (www.kjana.com ) (See below).
Known as “Mr. Entertainer,” Terry Parker has been mesmerizing audiences with his silky smooth renditions of the music of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's, for years. Selections include music from some of the world greatest legends: Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony, The Platters and Smokie Robinson He has opened and performed with artist like Waymon Tisdale, Nelson Rangel, Anita Baker, Kenny Latimore, Zapp, Smokie Robinson and more..http://moshows.com/terry.html
CLICK TO WATCH LAJUAN SING THE MUSIC OF DONNY HATHAWAY.
LaJuan ("La-Wan") Law and his band specialize in every thing from Stevie Wonder and Luther VanDross to Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, the Temptations and the OJays.
Lajuan's band of young professional musicians can rock with the popular dance tunes of today as well as "Golden Oldies" LaJuan is a singer/songwriter who began winning awards for his talents long before he started performing professionally. More songs: http://moshows.com/lajuan.html
CLICK TO SEE KIJANA PERFORM FOR THE 1ST LADY OF GHANA.
Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed, a master degreed "Edutainer" has appeared in over 20 countries on the American, African and European continents and was awarded the APCA Best College Performing Artist of the Year for her one-woman show "The Griot". She has hundreds of jazz / pop / vaudeville / show tunes and international songs in herl repertoire and has worked with Mariam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Sudan Arts SW, the Houston Symphony Chorus, SSSteamMoga, and toured America as a Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist. http://kijana.com
CLICK TO SEE REV GWENN PIERRE PERFORM "KEEP-A-KICKIN'"
Rev. Gwenn Pierre is an accomplished orator and musician. Her elegant style of storytelling is shown here in a (noisy) family room gathering for the funeral service of Bill Milligan at SHAPE Community Center in Houston.
Huntsville's talented multi-instrumentalist singer and composer, Shannon has worked and traveled abroad and will host our OPEN MIC stage down by the Deer Pond and the Bonfire set.
This 9 year old's playlist will surprise you and his soothing voice will stay in your head long after he leaves the stage .
THE "RETURN TO OUR ROOTS" EARTH DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Celebrating the LAND, Founders, Caregivers and Alumni of Huntsville Texas' Rosenwald School #1
Become a contributor and help us support the Samuel Walker Houston Museum, the Kittrell-Wilson Cemetery Restoration Fund and a earth-friendly "Return to our Roots" ...a greener future as we reclaim, renew and celebrate this multigenerational family heritage of education!
OUR 2022 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:
H-E-B, Gingartum Root Juice, Texas Coffee News, The Houston Sun, The Houston Informer Foundation, Dr. Winnie King, KCOH-AM, KHVL-104.9, Yummy Yummy Mongolian Grill, The Granary, ButlerWiseman, Sam’s Table Restaurant, American Flip Factory, MoShows.com, The Wiseman Company, Dr. & Mrs. KG Belle, Judith Groudine Finkel, Michelle Paschall, The Fusilier, Kittrell, Vann and Wilson Families ...& more...(as of Apr 19, 2022)
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