Voices of Freedom is an education series that explores the role of art as a vehicle for social change through the lens of Louis Armstrong. We invite students in High School and beyond to create new works while learning about the process and techniques of world class artists.
In this workshop, poet Daniel J. Watts breaks down his original poem “Fish Heads” and explains how poetic devices can be used to create a poem.
In this workshop, trumpeter Marquis Hill analyzes the art of the cadenza and how it relates to redlining in America.
In this workshop, choreographer Chanel DaSilva teaches us how to use gestures of protest and props in her choreography to Louis Armstrong’s version of “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen”.
In this workshop, vocalist India Carney teaches us how to use our voice on and off stage using the protest anthem “We Shall Overcome”.
In this workshop, artist Cornelius Tulloch explains how Louis Armstrong used collage to express himself, and shows you how to make your own work of art.
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This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of the National YoungArts Foundation.