LaFrae Sci is an internationally sought composer, drummer, and educator who teaches at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and is also a founding teaching member of the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in NYC. As a Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department, she has taught master classes and performed in more than 30 countries. Her organization, Groove Diplomacy, creates youth engagement programs internationally, using musical expression as a vehicle to empower, ignite, heal, and create mutual understanding. LaFrae’s band, Sonic Black, is an educational collective that creates interactive presentations focusing on the genius of the Black American musical contribution to US and world history.
All events are free and open to the public and take place at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, unless noted otherwise.
Monday, 2/4: 7pm - Finding Your Own Voice (South Rec Room): Join us for interactive, improvisational games that help us learn thinking and creating outside of the box, and the art of asking questions and making mistakes.
9pm- Love and Gratitude (guest apartment): How to incorporate these valuable tools into life as a verb, not a noun. Snacks and drinks provided.
Tuesday, 2/5: 7pm - Jazz and Social Justice (South Rec Room): Explore jazz music from the civil rights era and beyond and the culture of the music that influenced and changed the world.
9pm- Understanding Swing and Groove (guest apartment): How rhythm effects personal & professional relationships and how to plug into the groove. Snacks and drinks provided.
Wednesday, 2/6: 9pm - Service and Entrepreneurship (guest apartment): How to build community in a "winner takes all" world. Snacks and drinks provided.
Thursday, 2/7: 9pm - Speak Life! Vibrations of Healing (guest apartment): The power of words, binaural beats, and sound waves on the brain. Will involve listening and discussing experiences. (Bring non bluetooth headphones so you can plug in) Snacks and drinks provided.
Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.