Motown Soul Revue Teaches Influence of Music on Black History

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Bay Area artists will bring their talents together on one stage for a charitable cause in the Motown Soul Revue on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

The show was organized by the Youth Learning & Cultural Institute (YLCI) and Miraculous Foundation Christian Center Church and serves as a fundraiser to benefit transformative youth mentoring programs at YLCI.

 

The Motown Soul Revue was started two years ago by Emperess Scott, director of programming at YLCI, and Majesty Scott, director of the arts program at YLCI.

 

Emperess (left) and Majesty Scott.
Emperess (left) and Majesty Scott.

The show will feature live music and performances from Bay Area artists as they take on roles of famous music groups and musicians – such as The Supremes, The Temptations, The O’Jays, En Vogue, SWV, The Jackson 5, and Jodeci, just to name a few.

 

Youth working on the show are exposed to all aspects of stage production from set design, sound, and media relations, says Emperess Scott, who co-wrote the show with Majesty Scott. Majesty is also director of the Motown Soul Revue.

 

“What’s makes our show unique is that it is very educational with videos that inform people not only on the music but also what was happening during those times culturally, socially, and economically,” says Emperess.

 

It is focused on “what inspired these songs and these musicians,” she says.

 

The show will be held at YLCI, 1642 Fruitvale Ave. in Oakland. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

 

For more information, call (510) 261-7729 or visit www.motownsoulrevue.com.

 

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