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Music In Our Lives is a  special online Black History music series developed by the Rella Braithwaite Black History Foundation for older members of our communities especially those who are living with dementia or Alzheimer's.  The series began during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2022 and has 12 episodes. Click here to watch Music In Our Lives!   

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If you are joining us for the first time...gllad that you stopped by!  We have a great show lined up for you today.

Music In Our Lives is a unique entertaining collection of 12 vintage style musical shows developed by the Rella Braithwaite Black History Foundation.   Each show combines Black history with music, and includes interviews with famous personalities from the past, musical vintage performances, as well as performances by featured contemporary African-Canadian performers.

The Foundation hopes that you will join our circle together as we explore this interesting musical look to the past.

We’ll be bringing you a little entertainment, a little music history, and looking into the lives of some of our esteemed famous entertainers from many different musical styles who have reached international fame and brought such great music into our lives. Musical greats featured on Music In Our Lives include:   

Charley Pride, Mahalia Jackson, Duke Ellington, The Mighty Sparrow, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Fats Domino, Desmond Dekker, Dinah Washington, The Nicholas Brothers, Ska Music Special  

All age groups will enjoy the shows, and we especially are reaching out to  the elder population, family  members, and caregivers caring for those living with dementia or Alzheimer's.  Welcome to the portal for Music In Our Lives, twelve half hour entertaining shows that utilize music and Black history as the starting point for support, enjoyment and inspiration.

This is the time for us to hold each other up.

Hope you enjoy the collection and series - Music In Our Lives.

MUSIC IN OUR LIVES

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4 EASY STEPS!

  1. Scroll down to bottom of this page.  
  2. Click on episode you would like to watch. When you click on the episode of your choice,  it will take you to another page that has photos of the featured artist and their show - Charley Pride, Mahalia Jackson etc.
  3. Then click on the episode to play video.  You can click on full screen at the bottom right of the video to make the screen larger.  
  4. Watch and enjoy MUSIC IN OUR LIVES! 
                      Thank you
           

Episode 1 - Charley Pride and Canadian musical guest - Eugene Smith! Click on image to watch

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Episode 2 -Nat King Cole and Canadian musical guest - Michael Dunston! Click on image to watch

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Episode 3 -Louis Armstrong and Canadian musical guest - Brooke Blackburn! Click on image to watch

Episode 4 -Mahalia Jackson and  Canadian musical guest - Michael Dunston! Click on image to watch

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Episode 5 -Desmond Dekker and  Canadian musical guest - Eugene Smith! Click on image to watch

Episode 6 -Duke Ellington and  Canadian musical guest - Michael Dunston! Click on image to watch

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Episode 7 - The Mighty Sparrow and Canadian musical guest - Michael Dunston! Click on image to watch.

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Episode 8 - Jamaican Ska Music with Canadian musical guest - Michael Dunston! Click on image to watch.

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Episode 9 - The Nicholas Brothers with Canadian musical guest - Eugene Smith! Click on image to watch.

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