SERVING THE UNDERSERVED - `Take Me To The River` Education

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SERVING THE UNDERSERVED - `Take Me To The River` Education
www.tmttreducation.com
SERVING THE UNDERSERVED
‘Take Me To The River’ is an award-winning full-length documentary film directed
and produced by Martin Shore. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the
creative process of recording an historic new album. ‘Take Me to The River’ features
Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie
Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.
The ‘Take Me To The River’ Education Initiative seeks to inspire
a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the meaning of
cross-generational and inter-racial collaboration. Through the
program we bring the film directly to schools and share a screening, master classes, Q&A sessions and more, interacting directly
with students, teachers and the community to bring history to life
and foster a deeper understanding and respect for all cultures,
genders and generations.
Partnering with Berklee College of Music, the initiative has
created a comprehensive music curriculum that’s been utilized
by Berklee City Music schools in 47 cities across the U.S. In addition, teacher trainings and interactive live events have been
presented in New York City, Nashville, Compton, Valencia and
many other cities, reaching hundreds of thousands of students
and teachers. More live events and education sessions are
planned for 2016.
The ‘Take Me To The River’ Educational Mission Statement:
• To bring history to life and create a deeper understanding and relevance of civil rights,
music history, and cross-generational collaboration.
• To further appreciation of American culture that has inspired and influenced the world’s popular music.
• To promote tolerance and respect for all people and cultures.
• To ignite excitement about history, music and musical exploration.
• To inspire students to explore and express their own musical creativity.
Shawn Dailey, Executive Director
[email protected] • 805-252-0498
Laura Whitmore, Education Director
[email protected] • 781-400-1054
Take Me To The River has proudly
partnered with these organizations
and more to bring quality programming to students around the world.
LIVING HISTORY COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
The ‘Take Me To The River’ Educatin Initiative offers a
variety of education and comunity focused programs
that bring history to life!
We offer a variety of programming that can be custom
tailored to school and community needs, including:
Screenings of the film ‘Take Me To The River’ in 22, 45
or full length 90-minute options.
Q&A Sessions with the filmmaker, Martin Shore, and a
variety of musicians associated with the project including STAX soul legend William Bell, Oscar-winning
rapper Frayser Boy and more.
Live performances featuring musicians appearing in
the film including:
• William Bell • Frayser Boy • Al Capone
• Jerry Harrison • The Hi Rhythm Section
• The STAX Academy Alumni Band • And more.
Interactive master classes focusing on music business,
music production, songwriting, performance and more.
Civics-focused discussions about race, generation and
gender, reviewing how those topics are covered in the
film and applying these issues to current events.
MORE INFORMATION AND LESSON PLANS AT
TMTTREDUCATION .COM
CONTACT:
Shawn Dailey, Executive Director
[email protected] • 805-252-0498
Laura Whitmore, Education Director
[email protected] • 781-400-1054

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