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IP107 Blues & Gospel IN HOUSE: Where the Music Began

IP107 Blues & Gospel: Where the Music Began IN HOUSE* Style
Fridays, November 6th to December 11th
$105 for 6 weeks
From 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: John Mitchell

This is a HYBRID course, you can choose to participate in this remotely on Zoom. Please go to IP107 Blues & Gospel ON ZOOM: Where the Music Began page to register instead.

Maximum of 12 registrants In House.
Minimum of 
10 for the class to run (total registrants on Zoom and In House together).

Blues & Gospel: Where the Music Began

Any discussion of popular contemporary music must begin with the roots of that music, and in the case of Blues and Gospel, the origins begin when African slaves were first brought to North America in 1619. They brought with them their rhythms, melodies and harmonies.There is a thread that goes from the singing in plantations, to the groups and choirs singing in Black churches in the south, and the itinerant blues players, that migrates up the Mississippi, up to Memphis, where we start to see Soul and R n B music and up to Chicago, Detroit and Motown. That thread is still there in the music we listen to today. We’ll look at the iconic Blues and Gospel artists over the decades and hear the echo of the very first African slaves.

About the instructor

John Mitchell has composed and produced the music for over 500 episodes of animation and 200 episodes of live-action television. He has won a Leo Award for his television work, and has been nominated for a Juno award for his children’s songs. Combining his interest in politics and his passion for music, he became the musical political satirist for CBC television’s MIDDAY out of Toronto and for CBC Vancouver Radio’s The Early EditionAlmanac andThe Afternoon Show.

A multi-instrumentalist, he has been a touring musician for over 25 years performing in every part of Canada. His music business experience includes his time as a concert producer, working with such artists as Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Brenda Lee, John Denver and Johnny Cash.

He is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada.

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Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Halpern Room
3875 Point Grey Road
Vancouver, BC  V6R 1B3

(604) 228-1461
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