2020-2021 Performing Arts Series Programming

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Black Arts Initiative

Leverage the power of Black Arts and Artists to inspire conversation and invoke change.

Use the exploration and discovery of Black Music and Arts to heal and unite.

Find commonality, build community.

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Musical Snacks: Mozart to Joplin with Bruce Murray

Take a break, a deep breath and enjoy a few minutes of exquisite piano music selected and performed by Oxford's own Bruce Murray and recorded in the beautiful ballroom of Oxford Community Arts Center. New episodes added each Wednesday at noon!

FREE web series in collaboration with the Oxford Community Arts Center

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Michael Mwenso's Songs of Black Hope and Resistance

Black Music has always played a role in American protest, hope, and resilience. 

In this FREE multi-media, web series, curator and host Michael Mwenso investigates meaningful songs from the Black roots expression that speak to the ultimate human expression.

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Mwenso and The Shakes (Virtually) Live

Hope. Resist. Heal.
FREE, January 28 - February 4, 2021

Be here for the start of what comes next!
Let the powerful and exuberant songs of Mwenso and the Shakes fill your screen with hopeful, resistant, healing music.

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