In this week’s special bonus episode of Detroit Performs, we preview Detroit Performs Live with flutist, guitarist, and music director Alexander Zonjic; Detroit Legend George Clinton shares stories on stage; and Hip Hop artist Nique Love Rhodes shares her inspiring message. Episode 415. Original air date: 10/11/15.
Alexander Zonjic is an award-winning jazz flutist from Windsor, Ontario whose career spans four decades, playing with the biggest names in the music business. Much of his sound celebrates the positive vibes that have been moving through the Motor City since its revival.
In this exclusive clip, Zonjic previews Detroit Performs LIVE 2016. The live event will feature Ann Arbor-native/The Voice season 10 finalist Laith Al-Saadi, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues Thornetta Davis, legendary Motown group The Contours, as well as America’s Got Talent contestantsSelected of God Choir—the group that was featured in the Chrysler Eminem commercial, country singer, journalist and children’s author, Devin Scillian, and The Motor City Horns.Zonjic will serve as Music Director and Host along with DPTV’s Christy McDonald for this celebration of Detroit’s cultural community.
George Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer. He was the principal architect of P-Funk, the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelicduring the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone.
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is a monthly event that features real people who tell true, personal stories live onstage in front of an engaged audience at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Every month five new storytellers are curated to tell a 10-15 minute story on a pre-selected, curatorial theme. They bring stories that are off the beaten path with twists and turns, lessons learned and told from the heart of human experience.