Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund Recipient
About the Musicians Teachers Organists Branch of National Association of Negro Musicians
Chartered in 1931 and based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the mission of MuTeOr is today as it was then: to preserve America’s original music, the Negro Spiritual, Jazz, and Blues; and to promote youth, collegians, and emerging musicians of color.
With a panel of musical historians and performers, the program will bring together a multigenerational audience to enjoy the music of the ancestors; learn how Bedford-Stuyvesant churches and choirs caused the genre to flourish; and how the strategic, creative use of language transcends time, generations, and genres to express struggle, protest, overcoming and joy.
Create & Connect Fund Applicants: Kathleen Grosvenor, Patricia F. Robinson, Lynnette Brinson