It’s finally here! The Motor City Singers’ Space Unplugged: Boa Me Begins kickoff celebration concert is happening on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
This event marks the beginning of a five-month community songwriting project led by Detroit-native culture creator Ben Will and Motor City Sings, a 501©3 nonprofit organization that utilizes music to remove stigma from conversations of mental health and suicide prevention within the African American community of Detroit.
If you’re in the area, be sure to come out and support this amazing initiative!
“Boa Me” is an abbreviation of the West African adinkra symbol BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO, which translates to English as “Help Me, and Let Me Help You”. The symbol encompasses the principles of healthy interdependence, connection, and healing.
Founded in 2018, Motor City Sings has an established history of partnering with local artists, community organizations, and mental health professionals to creatively and without judgement provide psycho-education and mental health resources to the greater Detroit Community.
Motor City Sings will return to their first in person event in nearly 2 years featuring acoustic musical performances by several Motor City Singers’ Space favorite artists and special guests. The talent Line up for May 21st includes Johdi, Kenny Watson, KeeBie Mitchell, Trey Simon, Ben Will, la shaun Phoenix moore, Natasha T. Miller, and Charity.
This event will also feature the infamous Motor City Singers’ Space audience interaction and provide details on how musical artists, producers, and community members can both volunteer and apply for paid positions to be involved with this important community musical mental health initiative.
“The overall goal of this project is to help Detroiters, (and specifically Black Detroiters) reconnect and create agency while developing new music that encompasses the shared sentiments, stories, and emotions of surviving a global pandemic,” Program Curator Ben Will says.
Admission is free, all guests must register to enter event.
For more information about the event and to register please visit www.motorcitysings.com