A journey through the history of African American music in America, featuring two amazing performers:
Embark with us on this historical journey as we welcome GLENNROY BAILEY, Adjunct Professor at Virginia Union University - “The Study of Black Music” and Bill Evans, Accompanist. Listen and hear the gripping saga as they convey through song and story, the origins of Chants and Rhythms from the mouths of Mighty African Warriors to the Enslaved in Bondage and the Yearnings of Spirituals for strength and message. Hearken to the powerful Ministries of Gospel, to the inspirational Melodies of Blues/Jazz, to the trending production of “ Boogie-Woogie ” & Rock and Roll, to the soulful Rhythm and Blues (R & B) and what became known as “ “Blue-eyed Soul”, to the discovery of Hip Hop/ Rap to current day genres.
JESSI JOHNSON PETERSON -Jessi is a well-known local vocalist and actress with roots and ancestral lineage from Hanover County, VA. She has appeared at Hanover Tavern before, most recently in "A Broadway Christmas! She continues the family musical and creative arts legacy with the Virginia Repertory Theatre, starring as Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wiz ” and with Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre as “Maggie L. Walker”, as well as other performances.