BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
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We hope you will join us for the next concert in our series, Lift Their Voices, which features Mark Freeman and Charlie Mosbrook. Tickets to attend this concert in person are $15 each. This event will also be livestreamed on the BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are much appreciated and can be made at www.givebutter.com/MarkAndCharlie
Mark Freeman, who endured a stroke in 2004, and Charlie Mosbrook, who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2010, come together at the Bop Stop to sing songs and examine their personal experience in adapting to a new world of impairment and disability. They consider how disability rights activists, like the “Gang of 19”, pressed for the passage of the American Disabilities Act in New York City and show, through their own perseverance and individual action, how music served in their recovery and continues to “Lift their Voices.
“Lift Their Voices” (LTV) is a community program to expand awareness of the artistic and societal innovations made by historical figures from marginalized communities whose contributions are too often underappreciated. Their stories will be shared in classrooms, on podcasts, and through live stream concert performances. Examples of historically marginalized figures include African American inventor, Garrett Morgan, who invented the traffic light and gas mask, and the Kalamazoo Gals who built the sought-after Banner guitars behind the scene during World War two.
In partnership with Cleveland Montessori School and the Music Settlement’s nationally recognized award-winning Bop Stop venue, LTV will engage ROAM teaching artists and local performers to tell the stories of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ innovators including adults with disabilities. Performers will discuss the challenges faced and contributions made by selected historic innovators and discuss how access, racial, and social justice challenges have influenced their artistic development.Back to Calendar