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PARLOR TALK: DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS

  • Urban Consulate 4735 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Who did David Byrne of Talking Heads fame call to record a track for his new album "American Utopia?" Detroit School of Arts.

Join us in the parlor with Vocal Music Director Cheryl Valentine & DSA students to hear about their experience collaborating on the music video for "Everybody's Coming to My House" performed by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble & filmed by students in Valentine's home.

Said Byrne: "When I saw what the Detroit students did with my song, it completely changed the way I thought of it. In fact, it changed the meaning of the song β€” I realized it was about inclusion, welcoming, and not being alone. It’s a more generous interpretation of the song than what I do with my voice. We are all in the same house β€” if we want to be. Just goes to show how a song can change (radically!) depending on who is singing it.” 

Watch the video here:
https://www.reasonstobecheerful.world/

Hosted by Orlando Bailey
Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
Open to the public, all welcome

Earlier Event: April 8
WELCOME TO NOLA
Later Event: April 25
DENIM DAY DETROIT