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City Love

Evening Programs
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

City Love

Sterling Duns, Caselli Jordan and Emnye are City Love - a West Philly social justice music and education trio. They are teachers and musicians who make music for the world we need and use our songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice and healing. City Love has shared assemblies, workshops, and performances at schools, colleges, and conferences throughout the country and recently released a young children's album about race, honoring our differences, standing up for each other, equity, self-love, and belonging.

Sterling Duns (Dwight Dunston) is a West Philly based hip-hop artist, musician, educator, facilitator, organizer, and Quaker. (Kind of like the Bayard Rustin of hip hop, or James Baldwin as an emcee.) He holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and an MA in Poetry from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Sterling is the Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends' Central School, a facilitator with the University of Pennsylvania Lion’s Story project, as well as serving on numerous boards throughout Philadelphia and speaking at colleges and conferences throughout the country.

Brian Caselli Jordan (Caselli) is an educator and songwriter who might remind you a little bit of a 2020 Mister Rogers.  His mission in life is to use music to help heal human culture and consciousness towards love, gratitude, hope, virtue, equity, justice, peace, sustainability and freedom.  He holds a B.S. in Italian and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Holistic Nutrition Educator certificate from Bauman College and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Temple University.

Emyne has recently joined City Love as a new bandmate. Emnye is a singer-songwriter, rapper and all around performing artist born and raised in West Philadelphia. She is an artist in residence at The Hive and spent years as a teaching artist at The Village of Arts and Humanities.  She has performed at venues around the northeast, including three times at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City and has presented in numerous panels and conferences such as the International Association of Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).  Emyne has composed music for film, theater, and is currently working on a project called “Rainbow Like Me”, a music/visual project unapologetically loving and celebrating LGBTQ identity and community.  Always excited to do work that serves her life purpose, connecting with people around the world and making a difference through music, she is always asking herself “What’s Next Emyne?”.

Learn more about City Love and listen to their album on their website: http://www.muchcitylove.com/

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