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Energetic text reading "Respect Her Crank: Sounds of Blackness” "Writing"

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Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music.

What do Sade and Jhené Aiko have in common? Their songs are delicately balanced with memorable melodies and heartfelt lyrics, which is the ultimate definition of a vibe. Learn how to tap into your vulnerabilities and channel these two songwriters to produce your own loop on Sampulator and write a one of a kind hook for it.

ASL may be requested by contacting hirshhornexperience@si.edu.

 

This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

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Details

Date:
May 11, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
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Venue

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
Phone:
202-633-1000
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Organizer

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Phone:
202-633-1000
Email:
HirshhornExperience@si.edu
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