July 16, 2020
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A Conversation About Black People, People of Color, and Rock n' Roll

As part of our Rock Opera 101 concert series, tonight BROS will be hosting a live virtual panel where we'll take a deeper dive into the issues presented during the performance. During this invigorating and educational experience, we'll hear from a panel of incredibly talented Black Baltimore performers about their experiences with racism in rock music and gain perspective on the historical factors that created this environment. For anyone concerned about racism in entertainment, this will be invaluable. We encourage viewers to participate in the discussion with questions and thoughts via live chat. We're pumped to continue exploring these important issues that continue to affect Baltimore - and America's - cultural history and future.

Moderated by:

Charles Jackson - Community Liaison and Diversity Practitioner

Panel includes:Petula Caesar - Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Jonathan Gilmore - Vocalist, Director, and Curator of Rock Opera 101

Femi The DriFish - Writer, Poet, Emcee, Frontman for the Alt/Rock Band The Out of Water eXperience

Fanon Hill - Documentary Filmmaker, Cultural Historian

QueenEarth - Vocalist, Songwriter, Performer


1. At 7 PM log on to Facebook and go to our main page at facebook.com/baltimorerockoperasociety.

2. The top post on the page will be a live stream video for the panel. Click on the video to be taken to a full screen and live chat window.

3. To stream the concert to your TV, open the video on your phone and click the icon in the top right that looks like a TV, then choose a device to stream to. This option is currently available through devices such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast.

Check here for more info. Don't forget to tune in for the next Rock Opera 101 concert on August 13th and Part 3 on September 10th!