“My Angel Wears A Fro” is a music for social change and education outreach initiative founded by singer-songwriter and recording artist, Shea Rose.
Outreach includes volunteering, performing, workshops, lectures and clinics.
Rose is the recipient of the Berklee College of Music, Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award for her demonstr
ation of outstanding achievement in research, civic engagement and performance relating to music and society.
In addition to her outreach with "My Angel Wears a Fro", Rose has worked with the following organizations:
Bay State College
Berklee College of Music
Bold Teens of Dorchester
Braintree Village Youth
City of Boston
Fresh Milk Barbados
Horizons for Homeless Children
Human Rights Campaign
It Happened to Alexa Foundation
One Brown Girl
Over My Shoulder Foundation
Right Turn (Boston)
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Movement @ Berklee
U.S. Embassy of Barbados
I’m so honored to share the stage with such incredible talent for such an amazing concert, community cause and benefit - The 8th Annual 2013 SUPERGROUP CONCERT to Benefit Right Turn! Paula Cole | Joan Osborne | Trombone Shorty and more! Right Turn Addiction Services, October 27th at CLUB ROYALE HOSTED by Boston’s own STEVE SWEENEY! ALL PROCEEDS benefit Right Turn – A Creative Place for Recovery who celebrated 10 years of services to people struggling with addiction and other disorders. THE LINK TO THE WEBSITE… www.rightturnsupergroup.com TICKETS are $40 General Admission, Show starts at 7pm VIP MEET & GREET TICKETS $100 Per Person Available at http://www.boweryboston.com/event/373739-supergroup-for-right-turn-boston/www.rightturnsupergroup.com TICKETS are $40 General Admission, Show starts at 7pm VIP MEET & GREET TICKETS $100 Per Person Available at http://www.boweryboston.com/event/373739-supergroup-for-right-turn-boston/
Meeting Mayor Thomas Menino at the “Circle of Promise Girls Campaign”!!! #GIRLSROCK
PHOTO ESSAY | Caribbean Heritage Month | by Shea Rose and Sasha Link During Caribbean Heritage Month University of the West Indies in Barbados honors the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Toussaint L’Ouverture memorial includes a mural painting that streams along the front entrance walk way.
Photo by Neil Marshall
Fresh Milk XII -
"Boston to Barbados"
June 20th, 2013
Boston to Barbados “Exploring Creative Collaboration Through Music” Identity|Self-Acceptance|Home by Shea Rose
Non-fiction creative writer Sasha Link gave an overview of the “Duality of Gift-Giving” workshops she presented at three primary and secondary schools in Barbados. Special thanks to the US Embassy for supporting this residency!
"Dreams are written in many shades; they tell stories in various forms. Shea and I are here to walk in our dream and co-inspire the world." - Sasha Link
It was just over a year ago that I started thinking about how I would begin to explore my ancestral roots in Barbados. My late great aunt Lillian left our family a jewel; a small black and orange paperback book bound with rope, filled with journal entries from my great-grandmother Edwina Yearwood and her father (my great, great-grandfather) Edward Yearwood.
Click here to read more…my first blog entry about my Fresh Milk residency is up now: http://bit.ly/180haDF
Photo by Neil Marshall
Our first day of school!
Today Sasha Link and I are teaching the “Duality of Gift-Giving” to the students at Workman’s Primary school in Barbados. We are using the written and spoken-word to inspire reflection, healing and discovery.
FRESH MILK XII, Thursday June 20th from 7:00-8:30pm!
This event, held at the Fresh Milk Studio, features our current visiting resident artists from Boston, USA.
This is one of my favorite poems. It gives me the courage to race into the light, accept change, embrace my destiny and know that no matter how high I fly, I will always land with my feet firmly planted on the ground.
Keeping Things Whole
By Mark Strand
In a field
I am the absence
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.
When I walk
I part the air
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.
We all have reasons
to keep things whole.
Day 4: Boston to Barbados - “Home: Between Earth & Ether”
Today was a magical and breathtaking experience!
I continued my exploration of home with a beautiful collaboration with Operation Triple Threat: Sing. Dance. Act.! Thank you Janelle Headley (Vocalist & OTT Director), Tara Jane Herbert (OTT Choreographer), Johari Taitt/Kwasi Perry/Charlene Morris (OTT students) and Richard “Salief” Smith (Percussionist)