The second in the franchise of the award-winning TAKE ME TO THE RIVER. “Take Me to the River New Orleans” celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana. A true collaboration and melting pot of influences from around the World, that came together and formed one of the world’s most unique cultural jewels. Our adventure shows the resiliency of surviving disaster to a formidable rebirth while pairing legacy musicians with stars of today, and how this unique cultural jewel came to exist.
The award-winning film Take Me To The River brings multiple generations of legendary Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a new album. The film has since expanded into a full Education Initiative, with curriculums based on the documentary’s historical themes and messages being taught in schools nationwide.
TMTTR kicked off its first tour, Take Me To The River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, last year. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Take Me To The River: New Orleans Live will embark, celebrating NOLA culture and the cross-cultural musical influence of the city.
Take Me to the River is a movement of documenting culture and passing down legacy. We lead with education and mentorship. Our partner is Berklee College of Music and the New School in New York City and the GRAMMY museum, as well as ongoing relationships where we perform and provide educational programming and materials for unified school districts, Berklee City Music affiliates, and high profile partners with residences at Grammy Museum Los Angeles, Grammy Museum Mississippi, Rock N’Roll Hall of Fame, The Ali Center, The Smithsonian, St. Louis Blues Museum and others. Berklee has commissioned common core curriculum that can be adopted in public and private schools across the country in both music and history/social studies.
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A Movement of Community, Inclusion & Creative Collaboration
This movement began humbly as the vision of musician and filmmaker Martin Shore. Take Me To The River’ is an award-winning full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album. ‘Take Me to The River’ features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.
Donations to the Take Me To The River Education Initiative are tax deductible.
Support of the allows us to:
- Develop and share educational materials across diverse platforms
- Subsidize costs associated with presentations for schools and organizations
- Subsidize costs associated with in-service professional development days for school districts, educators and administrators
- Provide informative and exciting sound check experiences to communities on our tour schedule
- Purchase tickets for communities to attend our events and in some cases, bring our documentary & tour performers to communities demonstrating need and access.