Film Overview

In the setting of the historic Carver Center in San Antonio, Texas, aunt and niece explore the history of African American music.

Aunt Cynthia, a music history buff, teaches her niece Lauren about music genres born and formed by African American history and culture. They cover music during the times of slavery, Negro Spirituals, Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, Harlem Renaissance, Gospel, Civil Rights movement, Soul and R&B, and Hip Hop. Aunt Cynthia inspires Lauren’s curiosity about history by making it relevant to music. She uses the layers of a quilt to explain how African American music of the past connects to contemporary music. Lauren feels empowered by making the music cultural connection throughout generations.

This educational documentary for children is produced by Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW), a performing arts nonprofit in San Antonio, TX.

Key Dates:
Local Public Premiere in San Antonio TX – Summer 2023 (Date being finalized)

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Key Cast

Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter

Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter

Actress

Cynthia Freeman Gibbs

Cynthia Freeman Gibbs

Actress

Tanesha Payne

Tanesha Payne

Dance

Veronica Williams

Veronica Williams

Mezzo-soprano

Michael Sumuel

Michael Sumuel

Bass-baritone

Marc "Mockingbird" Smith

Marc "Mockingbird" Smith

Voice & Guitar

Aaron Prado, DMA

Aaron Prado, DMA

Piano, Composer

Ron Wilkins

Ron Wilkins

Trombocalist (Trombone & Vocals)

Beverly Houston

Beverly Houston

Vocals

Andrea Vocab Sanderson

Andrea Vocab Sanderson

Vocals, Poetry

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