The Past. The Present. The Future. ~ As a gift to humanity, the strings vibrate with a resounding tone of celebration ~
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021 WWW.LETTHESTRINGSSPEAK.COM
Greetings and welcome to the 6th Annual Celebration of Let the Strings Speak, This year we are celebrating The Past, The Present, and The Future which inspired newly created music by Mona & Lesa Terry. As we celebrate six years we honor those whose shoulders we stand upon and keep space for those who will follow in the future. While most people think they are coming to a concert, past attendees know that the Strings presentation is so much more! The vibrations of the String are the foundation for healing and after the last 16 months, we are all in need of healing.
STRINGS ZOOM AFTER PARTY Immediately following the Concert Join Dr. Mimms, Mona, Lesa and many of the performers for a post concert discussion on ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 2062486072 Passcode: 206248
Thank you to the community for your consistent support, it's truly appreciated. Please review the entire program book and support those that us. Thank you to our partnership with Langston Seattle, a beautiful marriage of two organizations that represent Black brilliance. The Corona virus continues to topple our world and communities. Thank you to African Americans Reach & Teach Health Ministry for your work around health equity and Covid Awareness. Continue to stay safe. Wear your masks. Social Distance. Wash your hands. Get Vaccinated! In peace,
Tim Lennon Executive Director
Jazmyn Scott Program Manager
Dominique Thomas Stage Technician, Lead
Twanda Hill Project Manager
PROGRAM COVID ANNOUNCEMENT by African Americans Reach & Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) “Feels Just Like Home” by Lesa Terry Lesa Terry, Violin | Mona Terry, Harp | Marisa McLeod, Violin | Shigeru Logan, Violin Juliette Jones, Violin | LaVette Allen, Viola | AJ Fanning, Cello | William McDaniel, Piano Edwin Livingston, Bass | Munyungo Jackson, Percussion VISION Dr. Maxine Mimms “Never Forgotten” by Mona Terry “Awakening” by Mona Terry Mona Terry, Harp | Lesa Terry, Violin | Robert Murphy, Viola | Munyungo Jackson, Percussion “Awaken” by Nikkita Oliver With youth voices – Heaven Muse & E’Mani Simone Ugaitafa THE WORK Mona Terry, Artistic Director | Lesa Terry, Artistic Director Twanda Hill, Project Manager/LTSS | Jazmyn Scott – Program Manager/Langston Seattle “Set My Spirit Free” by Lesa Terry “Fiddlin” by David Baker/arranged by Lesa Terry Lesa Terry, Violin | Mona Terry, Harp | Marisa McLeod, Violin | Shigeru Logan, Violin Juliette Jones, Violin | LaVette Allen, Viola | AJ Fanning, Cello | William McDaniel, Piano Edwin Livingston, Bass | Munyungo Jackson, Percussion COMMUNITY VALUE Mona Terry, Artistic Director | Lesa Terry, Artistic Director Twanda Hill, Project Manager/LTSS | Jazmyn Scott – Program Manager/Langston Seattle “American Dreams” by Otieno Terry Lesa Terry, Violin | Mona Terry, Harp | Marisa McLeod, Violin | Shigeru Logan, Violin Juliette Jones, Violin | LaVette Allen, Viola | AJ Fanning, Cello | William McDaniel, Piano Edwin Livingston, Bass | Munyungo Jackson, Percussion | Otieno Terry, Vocals
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D A T E
ODUNDE FESTIVAL 2021
AN AFRICAN HARVEST CELEBRATION Rainier Arts Center Friday, November 19th
DANCE PARTY 6PM until… $10
DJ Music, Live Drumming and more! Saturday, November 20th
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Mona and Dr. Lesa Terry, the dynamic duo, are passionate about bringing the arts, opportunities, awareness, possibilities and dreams to people of color; young and old. Each year I think it could not possibly be any better. Each year, I am delightfully surprised as they raise the bar to new heights. Bravo to both of you and thank you for being the example and walking out endless possibilities!
"CONGRATULATIONS ON SIX YEARS OF WONDERFUL MUSIC!"
Proud to Support Let the Strings Speak DONITA ANDREWS
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PROUD TO SUPPORT LET THE STRINGS SPEAK!
THANK YOU MARLISA ADAMS
BERYL DeFREITAS (in memoriam) Mum, Gone but NEVER Forgotten!! Love you always Fitz n Asantewa
PAM BRIDGES BERYL 'MUM' DEFREITAS
ELIZABETH DIFFENDAHL ETHAN GANS-MORSE MAFORI & EDENAU
TWANDA HILL Love you and the work you do to support community! Greg Riding
TAJI THOMAS (in memoriam) Gone but never forgotten! Love Grandma & Grandpa Woods PATRICIA VALENTINE
BENITA WOODS Welcome Home! With Love from your Family Tracy, Jeff, Dorothy & Dad
CHANTEL MIMMS ELYSE MIMMS LOVELL MIMMS Grandma KIBIBI MONIE
MONA & LESA TERRY Bravo to both of you and thank you for being the example and walking out endless possibilities! Donita Andrews ROSS THOMAS (in memoriam) Your brother from another mother. Charles Smith & Elena Smith
XAVIER HILL Love GiGi ANNA & DON JENKINS
MAFORI MOORE & EDENAU GIBSON Concert was beautiful. We're proud of y'all. JEAN NORTON VANDERKAMP
MARY DIGGS HOBSON
LET THE STRINGS SPEAK In support of this awesome annual event. I look forward to listening to the talents involved. Much love to all involved Cynthia Winters DR. MAXINE MIMMS In honor of her! Vivian Phillips
LUE RACHELLE BRIM-ATKINS
VANIA C. BYNUM Beauty Emerging through the Arts
IN THE WATER
KAREN'S HEART WITHIN Deep in my soul I love music and when all the pebbles are in together they make lovely music and calm the soul.
ANDRETA & KEITH ARMSTRONG
STEVE BRYANT Flat, smooth and beautiful. Michael Greer
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Proud to Support Let the Strings Speak
Dr. Maxine Mimms, Visionary
Mona Terry, Harp, Piano
Lesa Terry, Violin
Twanda Hill, Project Manager
Thank you to our Supporters It takes a village......
VISIONARY DR. MAXINE MIMMS
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS MONA TERRY LESA TERRY
PROJECT MANAGER TWANDA HILL
ARTISTIC DESIGN MONA TERRY LESA TERRY OBADIAH TERRY
STAGE MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION JAZMYN SCOTT TIM LENNON LANGSTON SEATTLE DOMINIQUE THOMAS LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE, SEATTLE, WA ART VALDEZ ALVAS PERFORMANCE SHOWROOM SAN PEDRO, CA DWIGHT TRIBBLE THE WORLD STAGE, LOS ANGELES, CA
TRANSPORTATION PATRICK GILES SHIGERU LOGAN
HARP RENTAL RAHDA BOTOFASINA
FRIENDS OF MAX
DOROTHY WOODS MIZSUNNI AND BRIAN TERRY PATRICK GILES WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO PATRICIA VALENTINE ELAINE RODRIGUEZ
SPECIAL THANKS SHIGERU LOGAN CELINE BERMEJO PETER JACOBSON DEBORA PETTERSON MUNYUNGO JACKSON JEAN NORTON DONITA ANDREWS TRAEANNA HOLIDAY GREG RIDING DOROTHY AND BEN WOODS JILLIAN LYLES JAZMIN CANEZ DAWN MASON ANNIE GASTON BRANCH HERU TCHAAS AMEN
Sixth Annual Let the Strings Speak Concert Program Book