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BlueSbirdSONGS 

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/bluesbirdsongs-1-8

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The BlueSbirdSONGS works resonated with 
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spectrograms of bird songs:
graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch,
 of a sound, 
its loudness, and how these change
over the course of the sound; 

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electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
 over a period of time 

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polygraphs of a lie detector tests: 
recording the person’s breathing rate,
the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure
 and
the person’s perspiration. 

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And,
the BlueSbirdSONGS works
echoes the call and response;
the undulating cries and spaces of the Blues.

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Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers,
shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues

 

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PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #1                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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BlueSbirdSONG_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #2                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #3                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #4                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #5                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #6                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#7_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #7                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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BlueSbirdSONGS_#8_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ABlueSbirdSONGS #8                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

 

 

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CALL + RESPONSE.

BREATHING.

LISTENING.

BLUES.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

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FIRST ANNUAL
LOWERTOWN BLUES FESTIVAL
26 JULY 2014
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http://www.lowertownbluesfestival.com/

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LOWERTOWN BLUES FESTIVAL ST. PAUL 26JULY2014 SHEMEKIA COPELAND; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
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Shemekia Copeland – Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VItpBBLxN-s
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While only in her early 30s, two-time GRAMMY® nominee

Shemekia Copeland

is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues.

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She’s opened for the Rolling Stones,
headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world,
scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic(The New York Times and The Times of London),

shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, 

and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama.
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Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor,
the singer was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie,
on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival
and given the honor of the new

“Queen of the Blues”

by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.
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Shemekia went OFF MIC last night

for several minutes

and her powerful, amazing grace Gospel Church

booming sustaining opera voice

astounded the audience,

and

stunned the windows and bricks of the adjacent buildings

around Mears Park and the Mississippi River!

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I experienced her bone/soul shattering voice last year.

She was the opening act.

HA!

SHE WAS THE HEADLINER!
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Breathtaking, rejoicing HALLELUJAH!
Thank you God for her sublime gifts!

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Steve Heckler,

CEO + Founder of the Twin Cities Jazz Fest- 2014 was the 16th year,

definitely deserves

THE BLUEST BLUE RIBBON OF THE BLUES

for this  FIRST ANNUAL event!
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Trilby off to OUR Mayor Chris Coleman, once again.

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