National Braille Press to Host Virtual “Beats for Braille” Concert
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, National Braille Press (NBP) is hosting “Beats for Braille,” a virtual concert, this Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00pm. 17 blind musicians are donating their time to entertain and share their stories on why braille and braille literacy are important to them. There will be a range of music played from pop and parodies to rap and blues, something for everyone to enjoy.
Spearheading this effort is Precious Perez, a senior at Berklee College of Music, who is bringing together young musicians from across the country for this event. She has a double-major in music education and vocal performance. On top of going to online classes, Precious has been working tirelessly on the “Beats for Braille” project to support braille literacy. For a preview of Saturday’s concert, listen to Precious at the NBP Gala in 2015 by clicking here.
To listen to the concert, simply visit the NBP Youtube Channel or Facebook Page.
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Precious Perez, Berklee College Senior, resident of Medford, MA
Musicians in order of their appearance, their song and instrument:
Precious Perez Valiente, Voice & Ukelele
Noé Socha Walking Stick Blue s,Guitar & Harmonica
Albano Berberi Almain in G, Virginal Harpsicord
Shane Lowe Ascurion, Percussion
Alie B. Gorrie On My Way, Voice
Meghan Downing Fire and Rain, Guitar & Voice
Question Braille Freestyle Rap, Rap
Michele Romeo Beyond the Clouds , Guitar
Kat Hippe How Far Braille Goes (How Far I’ll Go Parody, Voice & Piano
Jolean O’Connell The Loudest Scream, Voice
Joseph King Groovemaster, Percussion
Hannah Gevers, Piano & Voice
Daniel Gevers, Piano & Voice
John Dowling Jr. Does To Me, Voice & Guitar
Brian Ford I Won’t Give Up, Voice
Drew Mochak Just Say When, Voice
Emily Pennington River, Voice
Oveante Magsby Time After Time, Voice & Piano
Precious Perez We Need Braille (We Are Young Parody), Voice & Ukelele
Saturday, April 25, 2020
NBP Youtube Channel or Facebook Page.
About National Braille Press
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products. NBP creates products and programs to support braille literacy in the blind community and to provide access to information that empower blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community. For more information visit www.nbp.org