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PDF of THEY WON'T BELIEVE YOU-combines novelistic poetry, prose and short narratives in an adult-oriented book that exposes the theme of violent family toleration through the character of eleven-year-old Dolena who discloses painful family experiences from 1961-1963 through her invention of fantasy. The fantastical metaphors highlight domestic unrest and violation in characters Dolena, Velma, and Vernon, leaving permanent stains on one family in the city of Louisgrove, Missaki in the sixties.

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For every successful artist comes a mixture of success and sacrifice. A career memoir, this book chronicles challenges facing an unconventional African American female jazz singer who emerged in the 90s. Her first of a two-book memoir celebrates her artistic contributions and performance life spent with A-list musicians and members of the music industry from 1974-1989.

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Professor Emeritus Jeri Brown holds degrees in Journalism, Music, and English from Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Kent State University and Westmar University. An experienced music educator, her research has been published by The Society of Ethnomusicology, Canada International Conference on Education (CICE), Salford University Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference, Georgia State University Improvising Brain Symposium, International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), and Concordia University (Quebec) Faculty of Fine Arts. She has presented innumerable workshops for music educators throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. This treatment sheds light on the significance of the African American spiritual in a global society of freedom songs that emerged from Africa via the slave trade to America, then to Canada via the United Empire Loyalist migration and the Underground Railroad.

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Professor Emeritus Jeri Brown holds degrees in Journalism, Music, and English from Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Kent State University and Westmar University. An experienced music educator, her research has been published by The Society of Ethnomusicology, Canada International Conference on Education (CICE), Salford University Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference, Georgia State University Improvising Brain Symposium, International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), and Concordia University (Quebec) Faculty of Fine Arts. She has presented innumerable workshops for music educators throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. This treatment sheds light on the significance of lyric narrative poetry. Included are cultural linguistic formats used in the oral tradition of storytelling, expressed through performance art in spiritual, classical, gospel, and urban vocal music realms.

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Professor Emeritus Jeri Brown holds degrees in Journalism, Music, and English from Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Kent State University and Westmar University. An experienced music educator, her research has been published by The Society of Ethnomusicology, Canada International Conference on Education (CICE), Salford University Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference, Georgia State University Improvising Brain Symposium, International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), and Concordia University (Quebec) Faculty of Fine Arts. She has presented innumerable workshops for music educators throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. Jeri’s latest research combines orality of West Africa as a vital communication force in New World cultural societal development. Included are cultural linguistic formats used in the oral tradition of storytelling expressed through performance art in West African New World folklore.

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