Soul Kitchen with Vernon Bush

In collaboration with videographer Pete Lee, GLIDE presents its Soul Kitchen video series – a project featuring people from the GLIDE community sharing their music, poetry, and simply telling their stories. The GLIDE Sanctuary serves as a backdrop for these wonderfully intimate performances. This growing documentary series illustrates the passion, vibrance, and creative diversity of the GLIDE community.

This month’s Soul Kitchen installment features Vernon Bush, singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, actor, and featured vocalist in the GLIDE Ensemble. Vernon shares his love of music not only through his performances, but through his vocal workshop, “Reclaim Your Voice.”

“If you can speak, you can sing.” Vernon shares this old African proverb with folks who shy away from singing out of fear that they lack talent. “Regardless of what others, including the voices in your head, have told you, I don’t believe people are tone deaf, there is no such thing as someone who ‘cannot sing’. There is a distinctive melody and rhythm, if you listen closely, even in plain speaking. The heart keeps a rhythm.”

“The music that I do…the music that I sing, there is a message to all of it. A lot of the words are people who come and they’re brokenhearted or disenchanted, there’s a lot of love and there’s a lot of compassion. I’m excited about how when you come to GLIDE, you feel that connection. Inside of my music, it has that connection.”

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

GLIDE Instagram
A Tenderloin rooftop becomes a child's obstacle course during playtime @glidefycc ❤️🤸🏽‍♂️ original photo credit: @alainmclaughlin #GLIDEkids #affordablechildcare #youthdevelopment Where in the world is @thevernonbush? At #GLIDEChurch, singing and dancing in the aisles is always part of the Celebration! .
.
#WokeUpBlessed #sundaycelebration #GLIDEensemble #gospelmusic #SundayMorning with the #GLIDEEnsemble & @thevernonbush! .
.
#WokeUpBlessed #gospelmusic #sundaycelebration #GLIDEChurch Artist Kate Haug talks about her #SummerOfLove poster series for SF's bus shelters--and one very hip poster in particular, featuring Janice Mirikitani & Rev. Cecil Williams! Read more about her project:
.
glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/bus-stop-in-the-name-of-love/
.
#SFhistory #groovy #JoanBaez #BobbySeale
.
@tenderloinmuseum @sf_arts_commission @californiahistoricalsociety @ybca @deyoungmuseum
.
Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, Summer of Love Trading Cards
Kate Haug/Ivan Urania 2017
Original Photo: The Glide Foundation

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 23,681 other followers

%d bloggers like this: