Join singer-songwriter Frewuhn, one of the inaugural CAMHLAB artists in residence, as she shares about her time creating at CAMH. Frewuhn uses the backdrop of Freedom Summer 1964, a voter registration initiative in the American Jim Crow South, designed to increase African American voters who were violently discriminated against at the polls. Fifty-six years later in 2020, we re-enter the all too familiar narrative. Frewuhn offers a sonic renaming of protest in two parts: The Freedom Summer Mixtape-A Sonic Protest Side A and B. She will also share how Education is Protest during a series of intergenerational conversations she hosted as part of her residency.
Singer-Songwriter Franchelle Lucas known as “Frewuhn” was born in Houston Texas, surrounded by a collage of musical inspiration. Sonically, she embodies a peaceful flow and ambient strength. She is heavily influenced by 90s rock, R&B, country, and artists like Res, Santigold, and Stevie Nicks. Her love of the sacred wisdom of folk songs, the blues, and gospel is coupled with her first love of music found in church where she gained her initial performance experience. Her background in Theology and performance influenced her production of The Color of Frequency lyric poetry book and the SoundLab sonic experiment.
Frewuhn made her debut in 2008, singing with Alternative soul outfit Neon Collars, and has performed as a backing vocalist for many artists including CeCe Winans and Solange. She released her first solo project, Stupid Carnival, in 2018.
Frewuhn is a messenger who encourages listeners to go beyond the simplicity of her narratives to encourage freedom and healing from within.
About the Series
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re doing everything we can to flatten the curve — but even though the museum is closed, and we’re working from home, we still talk to artists around the world every day. Here in Houston, in Italy, in China, in San Francisco … artists, like all of us, are weathering the coronavirus personally and professionally.
We will bring these conversations with artists — wherever they are — to wherever you are.