Dynamic vocalist brings ‘Blues, Baroque and Bars’ to Richmond

Dynamic vocalist brings ‘Blues, Baroque and Bars’ to Richmond
Faye Carol in 2021. Photo courtesy of the singer.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, a renown jazz and blues singer, will team up with other musical talents to give a free performance called “Blues, Baroque and Bars: From the Streets to the Symphony” Tues., Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St. in Richmond.

The upcoming performance is described by organizers as “a powerful new work” tracing the story of Black people in America through the blues, including the experience of “a people and an art form holding the history of Black America from the slave ships to the cotton fields to segregation to the present day.”

Made possible with funding from a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission in partnership with Art + Soul Oakland, Blues, Baroque & Bars “expounds on the blues, bringing together jazz, funk, R&B, classical and hip-hop to tell stories of triumph, sadness, romance, injustice, protest, humor and resilience,” according to organizers.

An impressive roster of musicians will join Carol Tuesday night, including Dennis Chambers, drummer of Parliament/Funkadelic; MC RyanNicole, a rapper from Oakland; and a baroque string quartet, per organizers.

Register for the free event here. Attendees should note that masks are required during the event and that they will be required to show proof of full vaccination and booster upon entry. Temperature checks will also be administered.