Community Spotlight and Networking with Ujima Magazine. Our speaker this month will be Kelley Glover of “U Better Sing!”

blackademics kelley headshotKelley Glover is the creator of a children’s music literacy cartoon and sight singing game app called, “U BETTER Sing!” Her show has been featured on KVUE Austin, Ujima Magazine, KLBJ radio, KOOP radio, and was approved by PBS-KLRU Austin’s Greenlights Committee in 2011. In February 2016, she was filmed to appear as a featured speaker on the PBS show, “Blackademics” where she talks about the lack of diversity in vocal music education programs and its effect on vocal pedagogy and Black students in institutions of higher learning and public schools who study voice.

In 2015, the first two episodes of, “U BETTER Sing!” were sent overseas to work with young Nigerian girls affected by the Boko Haram crisis in an initiative to educate and heal students through music. Her “U BETTER Sing!” music education DVDs were rated as the #1 Best Selling New Release for DVDs/Games on Amazon from their premiere date of December 2015 to February 2016.”

As a vocalist, dancer, and actress, Kelley has performed onstage with Denzel Washington, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Bonnie Rait, Kris Kristofferson, and has opened for Pat Benatar with the Omar Lopez Band. Kelley also does voice over work and can be heard on local and regional radio commercials. Her original reggae music is played regularly on KAZI 88.7 FM.

With all of these accomplishments you may think she had it easy reaching her goals. Well, maybe not. Join us as Kelley talks about her personal journey and what she has learned to help continue her journey after her entrepreneurial Leap of Faith!

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Damita Miller-Shanklin, Ujima Magazine