Up South – Reflections of the Great Migration

Up South – Reflections of the Great Migration
October 21, 2019 paperlesslion

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings  fuse outstanding music and narration to convey vital part of America’s story in Up South: Reflections of the Great Migration.  Featuring the Marion Hayden Ensemble, the concert program is Sunday, Nov. 24 at 333 Midland in Highland Park, beginning at 3 p.m.

Marion Hayden Ensemble

  • Marion Hayden – Artistic Director, Bass Violin
  • Alvin Waddles – Piano
  • A. Spencer Barefield – Guitar
  • Tariq Gardner – Drums
  • Rev. Nick Hood III – Harmonica
  • Jean Alicia Elster – Narration

The industrial North was the site of the largest population migration in U.S. history. Early 20th century saw African Americans and others move from southern agricultural states to Highland Park and Detroit to escape the perils of Jim Crow and search of a better future; bringing with them music traditions of spirituals, blues and jazz  and deeply held values of family. Up South is a celebration of these sojourners through the lens of one family, featuring music, spoken word and imagery.

Sponsored by Christie Peck & Buck Baker

Advance Tickets: General $30 | Senior $25 | 35 & Younger $15*
*35 and under tickets only available by phone

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