Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #9 w. Banning Eyre

MFM Presents Music Is Essential Webinar #9 with Banning Eyre – Expanding Our Conception of the Guitar in Africa Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, April 29, 2022, MFM presented its ninth Music is Essential webinar with Banning Eyre (VOYAGERS guitarist, author, photographer, Senior Producer for the Peabody Award-winning public radio series Afropop Worldwide, and MFM AC member.) The…

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Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #8 with Royal Hartigan

Royal Hartigan

MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #8 with Royal Hartigan Speaking about “The Inner Pulse of West African Rhythms” “This music helps us to get through the insanity of this life with a heart.” – royal hartigan By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, MFM presented its 8th Music Is Essential Webinar. This episode,…

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Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #7 with Chris Reza

Chris Reza

“Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #7 with Chris Reza By Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, December 16, 2021, MFM presented its 7th “Music Is Essential” webinar. This webinar featured Chris Reza, and explored the economic realities of Broadway musicals. Chris Reza is a seasoned professional musician. He has performed in more than 50 musicals, Broadway musician…

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2021 Annual Membership Meeting Report

Report By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, MFM held its annual membership meeting via Zoom conference. David Belmont hosted. The meeting began with the attendees introducing themselves. David Belmont presented the 2020 Financial Report. The net revenues from membership dues increased from $2864 in 2020 to $4174 in 2021, and T-shirt sales were…

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Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde

Baba Donn Eaton

On Friday, January 29, 2021, MFM presented “’Music Is Essential’ ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde Speaking About Caribbean Drumming in America.” Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde is a master percussionist. He performed and / or recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, Chuck…

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2020 MFM Annual Membership Meeting Report

2018 MFM Annual Member Meeting

By Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, Musicians For Musicians held its annual Membership Meeting to present the state of MFM in the year 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom conference (in observation of social distancing). The first order of business was the membership votes on the Board of Directors. David Belmont tallied…

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MFM PODCAST EPISODE 9: Mark Deutsch discusses the artistic and professional processes and aspects of his pursuit of a unique musical vision

Mark Deutsch,

 In this episode of the MFM Speaks Out, Dawoud Kringle interviews California based musician, improviser, composer, and inventor of the Bazantar Mark Deutsch about his personal evolution from contrabass and sitar virtuoso to designing an unprecedented musical instrument, his artistic and spiritual philosophies on music, and the struggles of being an innovator and iconoclast. Mark started as a…

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