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Saffire’s Journey – From the Burg to the World – Filled

Date: Starts March 6, 2014
Time: Starts 7:00 PM
Location: Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Mansard Gallery

About Saffire’s Journey – From the Burg to the World – Filled

Join us on March 6, 2014 at 7pm for a night of music, laughter and reflection with local Civil Rights activist, educator and award winning blues artist, Gaye Adegbalola as she speaks about the true story of the musical group Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women in Saffire’s Journey – From the ‘Burg to the World.  This program is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center (FAMCC) in conjunction with its current exhibit Woman Adorned: Transcending Time, Transforming Culture and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

All seats are currently filled, for inquiries please call (540) 371-3037 x400

About the Artist

Gaye Adegbalola is a Fredericksburg native and winner of the Blues Music Award (formerly called the W. C. Handy Award) and a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women.  Gaye plays guitar, harmonica and is a composer. She has recorded 10 CDs on Alligator Records and has toured widely throughout the U.S. and internationally. Gaye has also released four CDs on her own Hot Toddy Music label:”Neo-Classic Blues” with Roddy Barnes, “Blues Gone Black” byBlue Mama Black Son (Gaye & her son Juno), “Gaye Without Shame” and her Children’s Blues CD: “Blues in All Flavors.” Of note, Gaye and Roddy toured Ghana and Togo in West Africa in April, 2008. A former Virginia State Teacher of the Year, Gaye is also in demand for workshops, lectures and motivational public speaking. A long time activist, she is presently involved with issues of diversity and is committed to the struggle for GLBT rights.