In this short documentary, we delve into the inner working of the Detroit School for Arts, a GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award Recipient working to provide young people with opportunity through music.
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As part of The Recording Academy’s educational mission, GRAMMY in the Schools programs seek to influence the lives of young people by opening windows of opportunity through music that can provide for their futures. GRAMMY Signature Schools, a program under that banner, underscores the importance of music education for our nation’s youth by recognizing the exemplary efforts of schools and teachers who are committed to inspiring and educating their students.
How does the program impact a school? This mini documentary goes behind the scenes at Detroit School of Arts, a 2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award recipient, showing firsthand how music helps foster confidence and creativity among students and builds a true sense of community
Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade ensured that his Sunny On Sunday concert held on Sunday night will be talked about for a long time. The concert which was in celebration of the music legend’s 70th birthday had some of Nigeria’s biggest artists to thrill the crowd and it was spectacular.
One of the highlights of the concert was the auction of King Sunny Ade’s Fender telecaster guitar. It was designed by artist and writer Victor Ehikhamenor.
Bidding for the guitar began at N9m but a bidding war soon saw the bid close at N52.1million.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that God delivered him from the claws of former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha without any human intervention.
Speaking in the early hours of Saturday during the annual Holy Ghost Congress 2016 of the church tagged ‘Complete Restoration’, Adeboye, who chose not to directly mentioned the name of the former military ruler, narrated how the late Head of State made plans to arrest him in the wake of his (Abacha’s), planned translation from military ruler to a civilian leader in 1997.
Addressing the congregation, which include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Olusegun Mimiko of Lagos and Ondo states respectively, the clergyman said the encounter is an example of victory without a physical fight.
He said: “When you read 2 Chronicles 20:1-25, you will see the example of victory without a fight in the life of Jehoshaphat.
“You will remember those of you, who know the details; Nigeria was living under a siege at a particular time. There was a reign of terror by a military president who wanted to transform to a civilian president.
“In the process of trying to realize his ambition, his herbalist told him that this plan cannot come to pass because of a certain man who is praying at a place called Camp and that unless you remove that many your plan won’t work.
“And so information came to me that they are coming for me and in those days when they come for you that is the end of the story.”
Narrating further, he said: “As an ordinary human being when I heard that I was troubled. I didn’t tell my wife but I stepped out for my prayer walk but it wasn’t an ordinary prayer walk that day.”
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