Ricardo St. Louis

Hey Harmonicaman! Evolution of Music in the Americas
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Artistic Discipline: Music
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2020
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant

A free live outdoor musical performance in a traditionally cultural community park by a six (6) piece band led by Ricardo, the Harmonicaman! This performance explores the harmonica's place in history, it's musical range, and promotes it's use and influence in popular ...and evolving music in the Americas. The musicians all shine a palpable joy through the music that ought to be shared. Referencing an old African proverb: "The Spirit will not descend without sound!" This performance brings it.

Photo by Chester Higgins, 2017