MFM Public Musicians Forum #20

The Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, March 26, 2021, MFM presented its 4th Zoom Webinar. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson presented a discussion on the history of Brazilian music. Guitarist Richard Miller has performed extensively throughout the United States and…

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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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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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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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MFM Fundraiser

MFM and We, the World Celebrating Fundraiser Advocating #UnityInTheMusicCommunity and #MakingMusicIsAProfession By Dawoud Kringle Photos by Carla Maria Rupp On Saturday, December 21st, 2019, MFM and We, the World joined forces at Dardo Galletto Studios, NYC, for a holiday party and fundraiser, and to celebrate unity and solidarity. We, The World and MFM member Rick…

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2019 MFM Annual Membership Meeting

Date: December 4, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By Dawoud Kringle On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, MFM held its annual membership meeting. The purpose of this meting is to analyze MFM’s activities and progress for the past year, and plan for the coming new year. After MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi’s opening address, the meeting began with…

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