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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’s it like to have the blues? Do you feel it in your stomach, in your heart, or in your throat? Learn about modern and historical blues music, explore storytelling through lyrics, and create your own blues cadence by using Soundtrap.

Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.

 

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

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Details

Date:
February 9, 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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