IT’S THE LAST MUSIC LAB OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! To showcase the program in its full format, we’re hosting an open house-style session, live from our Walker’s Point Studios. Attendance will be encouraged by the public of all ages; including current high-schoolers, middle-schoolers, teachers, parents, and community members.
MAY THEME & GUEST
Our final featured theme is “Taking the Stage,” & we’re welcoming the highly-acclaimed choreographer & creative director to the stars, Frank Gatson Jr.! We’ll be discussing his Milwaukee roots & his extensive career in the entertainment industry. He’ll also be sharing stories on working with legends such as Brandy, Beyoncé, En Vogue & Rihanna, while providing insight on building an artistic career & stage presence.
We’ll also be looking for more incredible young artists to feature in our Teen Open Mic. Students ages 13-18 can sign up to take the Radio Milwaukee stage (singers, rappers, musicians, poets & more – this means YOU!) Young artists will be invited to share their musical gifts, and receive support and feedback from our Lab Coordinator, featured guest & audience.
GIVEAWAYS & MORE
Attendees will also enjoy: ● Free food and beverages ● Live DJ and social hour ● Teen Prize Raffle (GWML gear & Summerfest tickets!) ● Connecting and creating with other young creatives ● Learning about the diverse fields & occupations in the music industry
Join us on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. CST, in-person at Radio Milwaukee. Can’t join us physically? You can still tune in for our virtual stream; open to all ages through the GWML Facebook page. RSVP to attend or sign up for the teen open mic today at gwmusiclab.com.
Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as Cupcakke, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her hypersexualised, brazen, and often comical persona
Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as Cupcakke, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her hypersexualised, brazen, and often comical persona and music although she has also made songs with themes supporting LGBTQ rights, female empowerment, and autism awareness.
Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with the June 16 release of The Omnichord Real Book, a visionary
Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with the June 16 release of The Omnichord Real Book, a visionary and deeply jazz-influenced album that marks the start of a new chapter in her trailblazing career. Following her 2018 covers album Ventriloquism, Meshell returns with an album of new original material that taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots. The Omnichord Real Book was produced by Josh Johnson and features a wide range of guest artists including Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Jeff Parker, Brandee Younger, Julius Rodriguez, Mark Guiliana, Cory Henry, Joan As Police Woman, Thandiswa, and others.
The Omnichord Real Book is introduced today by the expansive lead single “Virgo,” the mind-altering 8-minute centerpiece of the album which features Meshell on vocals, key bass, and keyboards, Younger on harp, Rodriguez on Farfisa organ, Chris Bruce on guitar, Jebin Bruni on keyboards, drums by Abe Rounds, Deantoni Parks, and Andrya Ambro, and additional vocals by Kenita Miller and Marsha DeBoe. The Omnichord Real Book is available for pre-order now on Blue Note Store exclusive color vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and digital.
“It’s a little bit of all of me, my travels, my life,” says Meshell. “My first record I made at 22, and it’s over 30 years from then, so I have a lot of stored information to share.” Reflecting on the impact that the forced stillness of the pandemic lockdown had on her, she says “I must admit it was a beautiful time for me. I got to really sit and reacquaint myself with music. Music is a gift.”
“This album is about the way we see old things in new ways,” Meshell explains. “Everything moved so quickly when my parents died. Changed my view of everything and myself in the blink of an eye. As I sifted through the remains of their life together, I found my first Real Book, the one my father gave me. I took their records, the ones I grew up hearing, learning, remembering. My mother gifted me with her ache, I carry the melancholy that defined her experience and, in turn, my experience of this thing called life calls me to disappear into my imagination and to hear the music.”
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