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The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire @ Gratiot Splash


Exciting News!! Gratiot Splash is returning on August 6, 2016 celebrating its 7th year on ARISE Detroit Neighborhood Day at a new location, Leroy Dues Park. 2001 Antietam Det Mi 48207.  Music!  Fun! Food!

Duane_ParhamLegendary Saxophonist and Producer of the historical documentary “The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire” Duane Parham will make a “splash” with Arise Detroit at the “Gratiot Splash” on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Leroy Dues Park in Detroit.

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Unsung Musician Eli Fontaine 

The documentary provides appreciation, entertainment and education of the historical, musical contributions made by the horn players of Motown.  These musicians have not been formally recognized or honored for helping create the “Motown sound.”  Without them, the sound would not have the worldwide acclaim that it enjoys today.

The “Unsung Musicians” documentary listens to their voices (many who are no longer with us) hears their cries and feels their appreciation.  Audiences will love stepping back into history and mentally hearing the sounds their instruments made.  Trailers of the documentary can be viewed on Youtube.

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