Mar 23 2019


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music In Homes: Musique Noire World Music Sextet

Michelle May, violins/flue • Leah Lucas Celebi, viola/violin • JoVia Armstrong, percussion
With Special Guests: Marion Hayden, bass • Tia Imani Hanna, violin/vocals • Elden Kelly, guitar

Musique Noire  are veteran players who have performed with high-profile artists, including Stevie Wonder, KEM, Aretha Franklin, El Debarge, and Frank McComb, among many others. Led by violinist Michelle May, a 2018 Detroit Kresge Artist Fellow, the ensemble produces a sophisticated sound showcasing unique arrangements of world fusion music. 

Their debut CD “Good Hair” features original songs that reflect their musical influences in funk, Latin, world music and jazz. Their latest release “Reflections: We Breathe” celebrates women warriors of the arts, with original tunes and covers of Nina Simone and Eileen Ivers. Musique Noire has received numerous Detroit Music Awards nominees for Outstanding Jazz Recording and Outstanding World/Reggae Group and were named the 2015 winners of the Best Black Female Jazz Group by the Black Women in Jazz Awards based in Atlanta, Georgia. The ensemble performed and presented at the 2018 TEDx Detroit. 

Tickets: $50; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room, early admission, first on line for dinner: $60.


Music In Homes Committee


Music In Homes Committee