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Cellist, Singer-Songwriter Shana Tucker Will Perform At Elm Street’s ‘Lantern Series’

Shana Tucker will perform at Elm Street's "Lantern Series"on July 25.
Shana Tucker will perform at Elm Street's "Lantern Series"on July 25.
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Cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker will be performing live in concert at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village on July 25 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. as part of their “Lantern Series.”

Prior to her concert, Tucker will be holding a conversation on the role race plays in the music, arts, and culture communities. This conversation will focus on Tucker’s experience playing a historically classical instrument as a Black artist, how and why representation matters.

“There’s a lot of vulnerability in having these courageous conversations about race and how that plays into our communities, our culture, and specifically as a musician, how that plays into the art that I make and my ensemble makes,” said Tucker.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Tucker via Zoom about her upcoming concert and her own style of music called “Chamber Soul.”

Tucker’s style of music combines jazz, R&B, classical, with soulful folk. Her self-described genre of “Chamber Soul” is primarily with acoustic instruments.

“In a time of social distancing and no matter how far we have to be and no matter how big the space is, I always want the sound to feel like there is a closeness and an intimacy. So, the acoustic side of things come into play when the sound just makes you want to lean in,” said Tucker.

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is also ensuring that proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and artists.