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Friday, May 10 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Songs & Stories My Mother Taught Me

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"Songs and Stories My Mother Taught Me” is a curated event by  Patricia Wheeler (The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor and Detroit, Moth Radio Hour) and Sonya Belaya. The concert will pair live story-telling by Detroit-native storytellers (Patricia Wheeler, Satori Shakoor, Dameon Wilburn and Shannon Cason) with an indie-chamber song cycle entitled “Songs My Mother Taught Me”, composed by Sonya Belaya. The song cycle combines through-composed and improvised elements to tell the personal story of Sonya’s mother’s disappearance. Touching on themes of loss, motherhood, and creative identity, the performance serves as a vulnerable exploration for healing and self-understanding.



The event is presented as two acts with an intermission in between (7 pm and 8:30 pm). 
Audience members are encouraged to stay for both sets to experience the full performance.



Patricia Wheeler, Satori Shakoor, Dameon Wilburn, Shannon Cason - story-tellers 
Sonya Belaya - piano/vocals
Nick Dunston - bass
Stephen Boegehold - drums
Dylan Greene - vibraphone 
Zosha Warpeha - violin
Wesley Hornpetrie - cello
Kalia Vandever - trombone
Davy Lazar - trumpet"


Friday May 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Rivera Court 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202