Local music featured in Christmas movie
Friend of the “Live in the D” and local artist Lilly Macphee came by for a visit and musical performance. MacPhee, who describes her style to host Tati Amare as “singer/songwriter mixed with an alternative sound,” says her music is influenced by “The Cranberries.”
Detroit Youth Choir virtually performs debut Christmas EP in new video
The Detroit Youth Choir perform songs from their debut and holiday EP, "A Holiday With You." DETROIT – For a special Christmas treat, the children of the Detroit Youth Choir have virtually performed every song from their newly-released holiday EP “A Holiday With You” -- and you can watch it right here. Watch the Detroit Youth Choir virtually perform their holiday EP in the video below. “The Detroit youth choir has really brought back Motown,” said Anthony White, artistic director for the choir. Related: Jermaine Dupri and the Detroit Youth Choir have a new song
Get in the holiday spirit with this local music group
The local music group Young Men for Christ is getting into the holiday spirit this year with covers of some iconic Christmas tunes. Tati got the chance to chat with the leader of the group, Franklin Lance McGee, about what kind of music they’ve been working on during the pandemic. He says that the album takes the group in a new direction, trying out styles that are closer to the roots of gospel quartet music. McGee said that the break allowed them to blend all of the group members’ ideas together for their latest album. For their Music Monday performance, the group performed a Christmas song blend that McGee said has a “churchy” feel to it.
Straight No Chaser’s virtual concerts keep a holiday tradition alive
Concerts may look a little bit different in 2020, but a cappella group Straight No Chaser is keeping the holiday spirit alive with their annual Christmas concert. The virtual concert celebrates the holiday, along with the band’s new album “Social Christmasing.”Kim was able to talk with Seggie Isho, a baritone in the group and a Detroit local. He said they wanted to be sure to put out a holiday album, because this year, more than ever, people could use the cheer. The group has been living in a bubble together in Washington, D.C. so they can put on a virtual concert and perform together in person. He said he gets letters from families saying the holiday concert is their family tradition, and he’s glad not to have to let them down.
Detroit Youth Choir spreads holiday cheer with debut EP
DETROIT – Just one day after Thanksgiving, the children of the Detroit Youth Choir are spreading Christmas cheer with a new holiday EP. “The Detroit youth choir has really brought back Motown,” said Anthony White, artistic director for the choir. They have what it takes to make it in life.”The DYC’s holiday EP “A Holiday With You” is presented by Pearl Sound Studios and was produced by Chuck Alkazian. Happy Holidays from the Detroit Youth Choir Posted by Detroit Youth Choir on Thursday, November 26, 2020Visit the Detroit Youth Choir’s website here for the latest information. Related: Jermaine Dupri and the Detroit Youth Choir have a new song