Harriet Tubman & the Songs of Freedom

Harriet Tubman & the Songs of Freedom 2017-02-15T15:58:25+00:00

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Acclaimed jazz musician and composer Marcus Shelby comes from California to perform original music inspired by Harriet Tubman’s life. The May 19 performance is at 7pm at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High St. in Cambridge, MD. The May 20 performance is at 2pm at Layton’s Chance Winery, 4225 New Bridge Rd. in Vienna, MD. A fixture of the San Francisco blues and jazz scene, Shelby has been voted best jazz musician by numerous Bay Area publications. His work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African American lives, on social movements in the United States of America, and on early childhood music education. He and his trio performed in Cambridge, MD, in 2013 as part of the events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s passing.
Marcus Shelby courtesy of KQED