Bibbs' Schedule of Presentations!
you'll find some of Susheel Bibbs' key current and archived presentatons. The listing begins with 2018; after
this, you'll find an archive of some past presentations. First a few new Websites that you might want to check out:
See the Hyers' Voices for Freedom trailer and get the DVD at www.TheHyersSisters.com -- HYERS Website.
To Make a donation to expand the Hyers film and to send it to schools and libraries or to Distribute the Pleasant film, MEET MARY PLEASANT to schools and libraries -- use the TAX DEDUCTIBLE
"Donation" link under the "NEWS" or "FILM" tab on this site, and place either HYERS or PLEASANT in the note for your donation.
NEXT PERFORMANCES: March 23, 7 pm and Mar. 24 at 4pm, MEET MARY PLEASANT --O FREEDOM! --THE MUSICAL. Preceded by Bibbs short film --The Legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant. At the Brickhouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. See the "NEWS" tab on this site for more details. Watch this site for ticket details too
=Contact MEP Productions for bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(see Archive below for previous bookings)
November 11, 2017, 7pm: Susheel will sing a song recital on the Sacramento Saturday Concert Series. Bibbs guests are John Cozza, piano, and Omari Tau, baritone. Contact:Bruce Hubbard at email@example.com
=November 15 at 7, Nov. 17 at 4:30, Nov. 19 at 6:30, Bibbs film VOICES FOR FREEDOM, The Hyers Sisters' Legacy will be broadcast on VIEWFINDER on KVIE-TV, Ch. 6, PBS. Available throughout Sacramento and in may parts of the Sierra to San Jose on Cable.
Feb. 2017: Bibbs won the first Willis Patterson Award for research behind her films and presentations from the national African American Artsong Alliance
The Living Heritage Foundation under Susheel Bibbs is sponsoring
several programs for its sponsorees and grantees. Visit susheelbibbs.com
=LHF Donor's concert: May 30, 7:30pm, soprano Shawnette Sulker in
concert at Harrison Oaks Studio/Concert Series.
=June 13, 11:30am, Susheel Bibbs speaks on Mary Pleasant at her gravesite
and sings Pleasant's favorite hymns. Contact Nancy Brennen, Tulocay
Cemetary, Napa, CA
=Jan.16, 4pm, Taping of Travel Channel guest spot on MEP, Mysteries
at the Museum SF Main Library (Air date TBA --watch your TV listings!)
Contact Kristen Lombardo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
=Feb.9, 1 pm, Maui Chautauqua: Meet Mary Pleasant, Hale Mahaolu Akahi
Center, (Parking on Hina only). contact: Angela Smith email@example.com
=March-July --Bibbs is doing Grant and Script writing and creating
the Hyers concert -- much work going on! There will be a Hyers taping
in Oakland and another next year in San Francisco for the opening
of the Bayview Opera House.
Aug. 17, 9pm. KCSM-FM 91 on Jazz Sessions (KCSM.org, click Live),
Susheel Bibbs (still a classical artist and writer) guests for one
hour with Harry Hall playing jazz related to her interview. Tune in
Aug 24: "POSTPONED DUE TO SPONSOR (Franklin Marshall) ILLNESS.
--was August 24, 2 p.m. Chautauqua: Meet Mary Pleasant--WATCH FOR
Part of the May Pleasant Bi-centennial Celebration, featuring release
of a new children's book on Pleasant by Franklin Marshall. Pleasant
gave gave three birth years, but 1814 is the best known. I'm happy
to celebrate her at any time! Free. Contact: Franklin Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 10, 4 pm. Bibbs' Master Class on classical song of black composers,
Opera and Voice Departments, California State University, Sacramento,
Room 151, Capistrano Hall (choral hall). Composer Jacqueline B. Hairston
at the piano. (for SAC voice/opera students) email@example.com, Website:
Sept. 12, 7pm. Screening and Concert: "An Unsung Muse, Classical
Song of Black Composers" a film by Susheel Bibbs with Tumani
Onabiyi (40 min) followed by a brief Q & A and a concert by voice
students who attended Bibbs' Sac State masterclass on black classical
song. FREE and Open to the public. Capistrano Hall (Recital Hall).
Contact: Robin Fisher, D.M.A., Professor of Voice -- firstname.lastname@example.org,
October 4 at 5pm -- The Hyers Sisters Concert taping, featuring film,
narration, visuals, and renowned artists First Unitarian Church (concert
space), 685 14th St., Oakland, CA. Doors open at 4:30. You can be
there! It's free, --just email, sign, and bring a release. Features
narration, film, international opera, song, and world music/hip hop
Note: This 2-hour program was a smash! It will be excerpted for Bibbs'
upcoming film and will come back to the Bay Area in 2016. Watch this
November 9, 3pm. Bibbs' Hyers Celebration in Word, Video, and Song.
Capitol Chamber Players Series, Congregation B'nai Israel Chapel,
3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA.95818, $20, $15 (seniors), $10
-A brief, colorful, touring multi-media, lecture-performance presentation
on Sacramento's divas of the 1880's, The Hyers Sisters: Bibbs narrates
their amazing story, shows visuals and film clips, sings songs, spirituals,
and duets. Baritone Omari Tau will guest.Pianist John Cozza will accompany,
and other award-winning artists, such as Tichina Vaughn and baritone
Robert Sims will appear on film. Contact: email@example.com
January 4, TBA. Chautauqua: Meet Mary Pleasant. San Francisco City
Hall. Part of a special celebration of Mary Pleasant on an anniversary
of her passing (Jan. 4, 1904). Details to come. Contact: Franklin
January 10-13, Time TBA. Susheel Bibbs' presentation of song and
her film on Classical song of black composers will be presented at
The Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, Honolulu,
HI. Hilton Waikiki Beach Resort. Watch for more detail. No charge
March -- Watch for Susheel in New Orleans
May 15 -- Watch for Susheel at WGBH in Boston
June 13 2015, Time TBA. Bibbs appearance at Mary Pleasant tour, Tulocay
Cemetery. contact: Tulocay our leader Nancy Brennan.
For details about these presentations email M.E.P. Productions --
firstname.lastname@example.org; for the concert reservatopmsonly, email mepleasant1@GMAIL.com
=Jan.1, Emancipation Proclamation Program Appearance. Bayview Opera
House, 2pm, San Francisco. Bibbs will sing three selections on the
gala program. Free. 4705 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124 email@example.com
=Jan. 8, 12 and 1:00pm (thirty-five-minute youth program)--Big
Dreams, Small Shoulders by Deborah Pittman, Bibbs as Singer-Docent
in this multi-media musical, based on the famous Norman Rockwell painting,
The Problem We All Live With on Ruby Bridges, the six year old escorted
into an all white school by US Marshalls in 1960
= Jan. 13, 3 pm -- Gala Concert: Big Dreams, Small Shoulders--Bibbs
as the Singer-Docent -- in this new work by Deborah Pittman (as above).
=January 19, 2 pm. Book-Film Event for Bibbs' new (6x9 sized) edition
of Heritage of Power -- a book on Mary Ellen Pleasant. Barnes and
Noble Booksellers, Promenade Center, Natomas, CA: See the awardwinning
PBS half-hour film The Legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant and hear
Susheel's opening with readings entitled "Before Martin There
Was Mary. Contact: Julia
=January 31, 6pm. Free Book-Film Event for Bibbs' new edition of
Heritage of Power on Mary Ellen Pleasant at California Historical
Society 678 Mission St., downtown, San Francisco. See the awardwinning
PBS half-hour film The Legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant and hear
Susheel's opening talk entitled "Before Martin There Was Mary,
including readings from the new book. Contact: Kathy J. Young,
=February 17, 3 pm, O Freedom! -- The one-woman, gala musical
on Mary Ellen Pleasant returns to San Francisco!! Bibbs as Pleasant,
Jacqui Hairston (pianist), and Pope Flyne (master drummer). Bayview
Opera House 4705 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124. For cost/details
email Barbara Ockel at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 415.824.0386. Plenty
of security and parking. - San Francisco's oldest Opera House.
==Feb 23, 7:30pm. Free Book-Film Event for Bibbs' new 6x9 sized
edition of Heritage of Power on Mary Ellen Pleasant at Avid Reader,
617 2nd Street, Davis, CA: Hear a talk entitled MEET MARY PLEASANT
with visuals and readings along with excerpts from the Bibbs one-hour
documentary (now on PBS). Contact: Nicholas at email@example.com
=Mar 16, 7pm. Appearance/Book-sales at Sophia University, Auditorium,
Palo Alto. Event honoring ancestral waters
= Mar 17, 9:30pm. KCSM-FM. Interview with me on Mary Ellen Pleasant
with famous jazz selections to highlight the interview. I won't sing
them of course, but I will use them to help tell Pleasant's story.
Do tune in and tell others
= Mar 23, 2 pm. FREE Barnes & Noble book-film event (700 4th
St., Santa Rosa) -- Multi-media presentation with song and excerpts
from my award-winning PBS film. If you saw the short version, you'll
love seeing new material from the full-length documentary. Please
pass the word.
= Mar 24, 2pm: Chautauqua sponsored by Sonoma County Historical Society.-luncheon
and my chautauqua (dramatic enactment) of Mary Pleasant -- This version
differs from the musical one, but provides equal fun and upliftment.
Combined event ($40): Brunch at 12am., Bibbs’ 1 hour dramatic
Chautauqua (Meet Mary Pleasant) begins after the meal at 1:30. Venue:
Flamingo Resort. Open to the public with required purchase.
Contact: Marjorie Torliatt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: sonomacountyhistory.org
April/May -- Bibbs will write during this period
=Jun 15 (1:45 pm) The Hyers Sisters: Voices for Freedom -- An Offering
in Word and Song.-- for attendees of the REAP National Conference
on the Spiritual. University of Denver, CO. Bibbs' new research on
19th-century activist Divas -- The Hyers Sisters --are subjects of
this colorful, touring multi-media, lecture-performance presentation.
Bibbs narrates, shows visuals and film clips, sings songs, spirituals,
and a duet with special guests -- renowned composer/pianist Jacquieline
Hairston and award-winning baritone Robert Sims.
=Jul 29 Panelist at SF Commonwealth Club: The Influences of Art
(Past, Present, Future, cosponsored by Afro Solo, 595 Market St.
=Sept 25, 8pm. (closed event) Lecture-Screening-Signing, Lecture:
Heritage of Power, Screening: The Legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant,
Sausalito Women's Club Preservation Society CA. Contact: Phoebe Fielding
=Jan. 22, 2pm, Screening. award-winning PBS film -- Meet Mary Pleasant
at California African-American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles at 2 pm
-- 600 State Dr. More on CAAM? http://www.caamuseum.org/
=Mar. 17, 2 pm. LECTURE WITH MUSIC! Free. "Voices for Freedom
-- Meet The Hyers Sisters" -- Bibbs' new research on 19th-century
activist Divas -- The Hyers Sisters --subjects of her next film project.
Bibbs sings with special guests (renowned composer/pianist Jacquieline
Hairston and award-winning baritone Robert Sims)Venue: African American
Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO), 659 14th St., Oakland, CA.:
June 1, 2:40 pm. LECTURE WITH MUSIC AND VIDEO, Rm. 3, Free. "Voices
for Freedom -- Meet The Hyers Sisters" --Bibbs reveals African-American
activist divas of the 1880's in a multimedia presentation with video
and song. Venue: The Hawaii Intertational Conference on the Social
Sciences, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Rm. 3, Honolulu,
Schedule of Sailing Away Presentations, Zaccho Dance Theater, San
Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zaccho.org
=September 11, 10:30am, Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
Meet Mary Pleasant mini-Chautauqua for youth. Presented by Zaccho
=September 13, 5pm, FREE. California Historical Society. Post-event
panel participant for the Zaccho Dance production of Sailing Away
-- an open-space/outdoor dance presentation on Market Street at 2
pm. based on the migrations of early SF civil rights leaders.
=September 25, 2pm, Lecture-Screening-book event, African American
Museum (Old New Guinea African Meeting House), Nantuctket, MA, Free
=Nov. 4, 2pm, An Offering in Word and Song: Celebrating The Hyers
Sisters --Voices for FreedomSusheel Bibbs tells the Hyers story
through visuals, video, and singing. A colorful, moving program
MoAD, 685 Mission, St., San Francisco, $10 gen., $5 seniors/students.
=Nov. 29, Big Dreams, Small Shoulders, by Deborah Pittman: Bibbs as
Singer-Narrator for a gala presentation of an original work based
on the famous Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old
who was involved in school desegregation in 1960 -- featuring narration,
song, puppetry, and instrumental music. Bibbs sings spirituals and
narrates. (see performances below) by Deborah Pittman, Crocker Museum,
Sacramento (preliminary lecture, 4pm, free, Contact: Crocker events
co-ordinator , 216 O Street_Sacramento, CA 95814_916.808.7000_
=Dec. 28, 2pm, Kwaanza concert, at Crocker Museum, Sacramento
Bibbs as Singer-Narrator for a gala presentation of an original work,
Big Dreams, Small Shoulders by Deborah Pittman, based on the
famous Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old
escorted to an all-white school in 1960 bu US Marshalls-- featuring
narration, song, puppetry, and instrumental music. Bibbs sings spirituals
and reads the role of The Docent. Contact: Rika Nelson, 216 O Street_Sacramento,
CA 95814, Ph. 916.808.7000
Plan to come!
2011 -- Archive
January 15, 5-7:30pm, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville,
CA, $35 donation-- Benefit Reception to raise matching funds to repair
Mary Pleasant's grave site. Please come or donate. A wine-pouring
by Black Coyote Winery (African-American owned), catered h'orsdeuvres,
plus a brief talk and an awardwinning film screening by Susheel Bibbs
are featured -- mini-Talk: BEFORE MARTIN THERE WAS MARY. Screening:
THE LEGACY OF MARY ELLEN PLEASANT, (Bibbs' Telly Award winning TV
short). Come help us preserve history!
Contact: Pat Alexander, email@example.com.
Donations c/o Pat Alexander, Napa Valley Museum, 55 President's Circle,
Yountville, CA 94599
January 16, Free Screening and talk. Oakland
Museum, 4:30-6pm, Lecture Hall, FREE -- Oakland premiere screening
of Bibbs award-winning feature documentary -- MEET MARY PLEASANT (Mother
of Civil Rights) and a brief pre-screening mini-talk (BEFORE MARTIN
THERE WAS MARY). Road Scholar and The Museum are sponsors. If you
missed the film on PBS-TV, this is the place to be!
1000 Oak St. at 10th St., Contact: Carolee Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 5 at 2 pm The African-American
Museum and Library at Oakland (659 14th St., Oakland) will present
Susheel Bibbs' exhibit, MOTHER OF CIVIL RIGHTS, a tour and talk by
Dr. Bibbs on her research entitled MARY PLEASANT -- A FRIEND OF JOHN
BROWN, and her award winning short film on Pleasant entitled THE LEGACY
OF MARY ELLEN PLEASANT. This is new version of Bibbs' exhibit seen
only at the Haggin Museum and in the Midwest. The event is free and
runs through March 12.
Contact: Rick Moss, email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17, Children's Programs. Oakland Museum,
Susheel Bibbs' special children's programs and screenings: 10am (K-3)
-- film short: THE LEGACY OF MARY ELLEN PLEASANT; 11:30 am (Grades
4-8) -- short version: MEET MARY PLEASANT. Both short films are award-winners
too. Contact: Carolee Smith, email@example.com. This is a one-time
offering. (see adult screenings JAN. 15, 16 above)
May 7, 2pm, San Leandro Public Library Series:
Chautauqua (live enactment): MEET MARY PLEASANT, Contact: mBarr@ci.san-leandro.ca.us,
300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro 94577 (see more under the NEWS tab)
More to come!!
June 11, 11:30am, Tulocay Cemetery: Dedication of Mary Pleasant's
new grave-site marker. Emcee: Nancy Brennan, Tulocay Historian; Libation
leader: Dr. Halifu Osumare, U.C., Davis; Keynote speaker and song
leader: Dr. Susheel Bibbs. Other special guests include owners of
the plot, author/historian Lauren Coodley, Guy Washington of the National
Park Service, and officers of the Cemetery, The Napa County Landmarks,
The Napa County Museum, the SF African American Historical and Cultural
Society, and The African American Museum and Library, Suzy Jones,
a major donor to the marker. See the San Francisco Chronicle and Napa
Valley Register for coverage.
March 14, 7pm, Movies on A Big Screen Series.
Screening of MEET MARY PLEASANT and talk
by Susheel Bibbs -- Guild Theatre, 35th and Broadway, Sacramento,
CA -- $5 admission. Sponsored by The Sacramento Historical Society.
July 29, TBA pm,
Chautauqua: MEET MARY PLEASANT -- featured performance
at the banquet of The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Program Conference, Topeka, KN -- details to follow. Contact: Guy
Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary film, is now on DVD
and on Amazon.com for on demand and digital download. Access the site
to order a single DVDor a DVD with bonus material on this site "our
The film will begin broadcasts on PBS again this year.
MEET MARY PLEASANT broadcast on PBS in Phila, SF, San Jose, New
Orleans, Detroit, Bowling Green, LA, and on many other PBS stations
-- check your listings.
Feb. 18. Chautauqua, 11:15 am, San Diego City College
=March 29, 11:45 am, MEET MARY PLEASANT, Sacramento International
Film Festival in CA History Day at the Festival. Susheel will be there!
CA Train Museum (Cinema), I St., Old Town Sacramento (near Sacramento
Tickets and information: www.newfonlin.org/id68.html
=April 9, 7 pm, MEET MARY PLEASANT, at the Community Film Series,
Los Angeles. 3351 W. 43rd St., Lucy Florence Cultural Center, Leimert
Park. Susheel will be there!
Information: www.lucyflpourrnce.com or call 322-293-1356
=April 18, 10am, MEET MARY PLEASANT, Spelman College--
Cosby Academic Ctr, room 103, 10 am-noon. Please pass the word!
AFRICA IN THE DIASPORA event --See the event schedule for Friday
and Saturday by putting the link below in your browser. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?sid=4b2efed9b0a21dcd3e148161d3d5e8f6&eid=63742382357&ref=search
Susheel will be there!
Contact: Dianne Whyte at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 2, Chautauqua -- John Brown Seminar, Chatham Black Historical
Society, WISH Center, Chatham, ONT
Contact: heritageroom @aol.com
Sept 14, 11 am, St. Charles Community College,Screening of MEET MARY
PLEASANT and Q&A by Susheel Bibbs, St. Peters, MO
Oct 09 -- none
Nov. 1, 3 pm., Screening of MEET MARY PLEASANT and talk by Susheel
Bibbs: The Way of A Mambo, A Heritage of Power. Holistic Healing Expo,
Holiday Inn Express, Elk Grove, CA (near Sacramento off Hwy 99); Expo
runs 9:30-5. Come early. Bibbs' book and DVD's on sale at a discount
at this event.
Dec 09 -- Watch for a new chautauqua! Book now
Jan. 12, 2007, Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary for TV
uplinks to the PBS Network -- The distributor is NETA. Check your
local listing for an airing in your city.
Februar y 29, 8pm, Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary,
will air on KVIE-TV, Sacramento PBS, Ch. 6. Check your local listings
for the scheduling with your PBS affiliate.
Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary, screens nationwide
and at American River College, Sacramento. History Dept.
May 21, 12pm, Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary, screens
at Cannes Film Festival (Marche du Film) under ITN Distribution. Gray
D'Albion, Cinema 3.
June 4, 11:30 am, Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary, screens
as a finalist at the Hollywood Black Film Festival (Beverly Hills).
Check back to learn results. Laemmle Music Hall, Cinema 3, $9
June 12, 7pm, FREE. Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary,
screens at the Missouri History Museum; Bibbs Q & A follows.
July 6, 9:30 pm, Meet Mary Pleasant, the documentary, airs
on KETC-TV, PBS Ch. 9, St. Louis, MO.
Check your local listings for the scheduling with your PBS affiliate.
Date TBA, MEET MARY PLEASANT screens at the African Marketplace in
Follow up from the Cannes screening has placed the film in the "Cinema
After Dark Showcase" outdoors at the AFRICAN MARKETPLACE AND
CULTURAL FAIRE held in LA August between Aug 16 and Sept. 1. Check
the screening time on their site after Aug. 1 at www.africanmarketplace.org/event.htm
AfricanMarketplace Amphitheatre, 8:15pm each nightFirst AME Church
and The African American Museum in LA will be community sponsors --
more to come
Watch for a UK screening soon!
Jan. 12, 2007, 4:15 pm, Chautauqua/technical presentation: Meet
Mary Pleasant, International Conference of Arts and Humanities,
Jan. 13, 2007, 1:15 pm, Lecture-Demo: The Art of the Spiritual,
International Conference of Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, 1:15
February 25, 2007, 3 pm, O Freedom! Musical, Crocker Art
Museum, Sacramento, CA, 3 pm
March 28, 7:30 pm, Bibbs' TV Documentary: “The Legacy of Mary
Ellen Pleasant,” Viewfinder series, KVIE-TV, (PBS)
Note: DVDs now on sale:
MEET MARY PLEASANT
(on this Web site store) and The Legacy of Mary Ellen Pleasant
April 27. 28, Talk: Zora and Voudou – A Heritage of Power,
Zorafest, Ft. Pierce, Florida, time TBA -- Festival on the life and
works of Zora Neale Hurston
May-Aug -- Bibbs completion of screenings, the one-hour TV documentary
- -Meet Mary Pleasant, and presentations for the El Dorado
and Placer County School systems
October 5-7 - Watch for MEET MARY PLEASANT (41 min version) in the
Berkeley Film and Video Festival, 2113 Kittredge St at Shattuck
in the California Cinema. Check
their listing for the scheduled time/day: www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org/
Watch for Dr. Bibbs at St. Mary's College soon
Performance Highlights and Events
Jan. 10, 2006, 7:30pm, Mary Ellen Pleasant Chautauqua, San
Francisco Historical Society and Museum, Contact: "Christina
Jan. 19, 2006, 3:30-5pm, Talk: Who is Mary Pleasant:, St. Mary’s
College, Moraga, CA
Contact: Mary Volmer, Garamani Hall, Rm 200
March 28, 2006, 6pm, Talk: Who is Mary Pleasant?, 1st Mary
Ellen Pleasant Golf Tournament, San Francisco, CA
National Congress of 100 Black Women, San Francisco Chapter,The San
Francisco Presidio Golf Course
Contact: I. Lee Murphy-Reed, Ileemr@aol.com
March 31, O Freedom! Pleasant Musical (see below) under April
O Freedom! Pleasant musical chautauqua(Mar. 31) and the
Art of the Spiritual Master Class (April 1, 3 pm), MI State University,
Hattiesburg, MS, Music Dept. (email for details), composer Jacqueline
Hairston at the piano
Contact: Dr. Kimberley Davis --email@example.com
Watch for Dr. Bibbs in Florida on April 29 at the Zora Neale Hurston
Festival, St. Lucie, FLA
for the new Mary Pleasant biography Fall 07.
performances scheduled at this time.
Talk: A Heritage of Power, New College, San Francisco, contact:
Dr. Deborah Grinn
appears at Beth Eden Church, Oakland, Jan. 9, 3pm
performances scheduled at this time.
4 pm, AGMA Relief GALA Concert: Susheel will sing a spiritual
and art song. Contact Julianne B. Knell (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) for time and place.
4pm, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA: "The Art of the Spiritual"
Bibbs' Master Class/lecture and demo. Contact Dr. Mel Foster for details.
414-215-2601 x 2065
Lecture: Exploring the African influence, the Slaves' Life Stories,
the Language Styles in Negro Spirituals. Spirituals Education
Forum at the West Oakland Senior Center, Oakland, CA.
Susheel's collegiate level master class: The Art of the Spiritual
-- unlocking the full spectrum of the spiritual for performance.
85th National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM) Convention,
Susheel receives a "Spirituals Heritage Keepers Award" by Friends
of Negro Spirituals at their Bay Area Negro Spirituals Heritage Day.
Chautauqua at Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society. All day event:
Embracing Paradox--Remembering and Reshaping the Story of John
Susheel sings two solos with Kensington Symphony. UC Berkeley
Susheel appears as soloist on the Festival of Spirituals, National
Assn. of Negro Musicians event, Allen Temple Baptist Church,Oakland,
for Bibbs' Meet Mary Pleasant DVD Archive, 1 PM, African American
Museum & Library at Oakland, 659 14th St., Oakland.
Bibbs is featured in a segment on MEP in the documentary African
Americans in California's Heartland. KVIE, Ch. 6, Sacramento.
CAL State Sacramento and the African American Cultural Society present
the MEP Chautuaqua at the Juneteenth Festival at Negro Bar State Park,
The musical chautauqua, O Freedom!, at the League of Volunteers, City
of Newark, Newark, CA. Special music performance -- live ensemble,
period music, Susheel as Pleasant in song and drama.
MEP Chautauqua, Town Hall Theatre, Lafayette, CA.,Taped for a future