AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: July 8, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Bloomfield Garfield Community Center, Penn Avenue Arts District
Street: 113 N. Pacific Ave.
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15224
Website or Map: http://bit.ly/2tpTr0m
Phone: 412-894-7876 for more information and vendor opportunities
Event Type: conference, networking, jazz, blues, rock, reggae, filmmakers, visual, artists
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2017
The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.
The theme for Each One, Teach One 2017 will be TRANSFORMATION and is dedicated this year to Chuck Berry, Rudy Van Gelder, Joanne Quinn-Smith the Techno Granny, Michael George, and Dr. Bruce Marion. Each honoree in their own way has transformed the world and music business in their own way.
"This event is important because it shares the value of participatory education. The Each One Teach One Conference, in its brief history since 2008, has established itself as an annual event which uses these techniques to further our knowledge of ourselves as culture carriers. Music and the influences upon it carry the soundtrack and imprint of our very lives. Whoever attends this conference leaves it better equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the culture".
David Sawyer - past presenter
Chris Mason from Spinning Goat, is one of the activists who create their own media to tell their story. Chris reflects on what she works on now after extensive training at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. "I never picked up a video camera before that first class, so I didn’t know if I would like film-making or would even be good at it. But as soon as I got into it, I knew how to make a documentary.” She has been active in a number of non-profit organizations including Amnesty International, the Thomas Merton Center, and What’s Up Pittsburgh. “As I was working, I was also becoming more in tune with social justice issues, especially racial justice. So that is always going to be in the film work I do in some way. Maybe not in every piece and not just in your face because that’s just not my style. But through art and concentrating on a creative pursuit like music, you can put that out there. You can have the person talking a bit about their struggles dealing with racism, or homophobia, or life in low-income neighborhoods and what that means. And then go back to the music. I want to build a strong movement of artists who are going to tell stories of the communities they care about."
Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc., was created by Russell & Kathy Bynum (a husband/wife team). Russell Bynum, has over 35 years of education and experience in design, advertising and public relations; and Kathy Bynum has over 30 years of education and experience in marketing. For the past twenty-eight years, the agency has continued to develop an impeccable standard for providing techniques that have produced excellent results for its clients. Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc. has extensive experience in marketing planning, graphic design, copy development, research, project coordination, event planning and public relations. As Kevin Amos reflects, "The Bynums have been a beacon in the community and I wanted to do something that would give nonprofits and entrepreneurs a good look at how important advertising, marketing and promotion are.
Also highlighted during the event will be a panel on transformation in media that will feature Tene Croom, Rick Adams and Chuck Leavens.
Other participants include businesswoman JoAnn Forester, R&B great Billy Price, Music consultant /Artist representative Tanisha Jackson, Concert promoter Manny Theiner and promotions expert Myron Ruffin.