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R.A.W. TUBA & GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

Join us for this double bill of the short R.A.W. Tuba and feature Gay Chorus Deep South to benefit the Baltimore School for the Arts, featuring a Q&A with the directors of each film.

ByELM Team
Sep 16, 2019

A Fundraiser to Support the Baltimore School for the Arts Join us Thursday, September 26, at 7 pm at the SNF Parkway Theatre for this double bill of the short R.A.W. Tuba and feature Gay Chorus Deep South. This special evening is a fundraiser for the Baltimore School for the Arts, featuring a Q&A with the directors of each film. Buy Tickets Here

About Gay Chorus Deep South

Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled throughout the South, performing in churches, community centers, and concert halls. The journey challenges Tim and other chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain, and prejudices on a journey toward reconciliation. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity, and a little drag.

About R.A.W. Tuba

R.A.W. Tuba is a documentary about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, BSA alumnus Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a doctorate in music for tuba performance from one of the most prestigious music programs in the U.S. Honors: Mountainfilm 2019 selection, Richard And Ellen Sandor Family Black Harvest Film Festival Prize at the Gene Siskel Film Center

ALSO, Join R.A.W. Tuba directors & special guests live on INSTAGRAM this Wednesday, 9/18 at 1pm EST to preview the event! First five to join us wins a free Early Light Media T-shirt :) Whoo hoo!

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