“As We Proceed … To Give You What You Need” Sean Combs on Notorious BIG’s ‘Who Shot Ya’
Detroit is Different getting a lot of love thanks to all of you. It’s only getting stronger I welcome you to join the journey as it develops.
This month’s theme is ‘Detroit Worldwide.’ For over 300 years Detroit has had a mix of impacts from the world. America’s most densely populated place for Arab Americans is here in Dearborn MI. The Polish and Bengali presence in Hamtramck MI is a world to it’s own. Detroit is Different (pun intended) because we make up a very dynamic mix of cultural, social, and experiential backgrounds.
Connected to this very subject is the Cinetopia International Film Festival that I will be presenting at this week. Cinetopia is an international film festival screening 110 films between Detroit and Ann Arbor from Wednesday June 4 through Saturday June 8, 2014. I will be presenting ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’ This is an interpretation of my Detroit story told through an analysis of my hip-hop song lyrics. I share the unique connections my songs have to my relationships with my father Greg Frazier CPA, Attorney Milton Henry (RIP), my Grandmother Mary Lee Brown (RIP), and the co-founder of Focus :HOPE Eleanor Josaitis (RIP).
This will be at 5 eLement Hip-hop Art Gallery located at 4605 Cass Ave Detroit MI 48201 (inside the First Unitarian Church enter through Red Door located off Forrest Ave).
‘If Detroit were Heaven’ is a free event that starts at 6pm and is welcome to all ages.
JUNE 2014 Detroit is Different ‘Detroit’s Worldwide’
Detroit is Different content is released weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays
TUES JUNE 3, 2014/ ARTICLE: COMING ATTRACTIONS
THUR JUNE 5, 2014/ MY DETROIT STORY: Driving a Reefer Truck
TUES JUNE 10, 2014/ WAE MUSIC: “Go”
THUR JUNE 12, 2014/ BACKGROUND & BREAKDOWN: “Go”
TUES JUNE 17, 2014/ AROUND DETROIT: Taste of Ethiopia/ Twisted Shamrock
THUR JUNE 19, 2014/ 7 O’CLOCK SATURDAY STORIES PREVIEW: TBA
SAT JUNE 21, 2014/ 7 O’CLOCK SATURDAY STORIES: TBA
TUES JUNE 24, 2014/ DETROIT IS DIFFERENT PODCAST: TBA
THUR JUNE 26, 2014/ WHAT IF …: Detroit hosted the 1968 Olympics