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Get to know Mr. Geno Young and Mr. Ken Solo Springer

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Mr. Ken Solo Springer
 
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Hailing from the U.S. Virgin islands, Ken Solo Springer teachers drumming rhythms in the Afro-Carribean style with modern funk.  Having worked 25 years in the music industry, Mr. Springer brings healing and therapeutic rhythmic skills through the use of different drumming techniques.  His passion project is to give free Djembe drumming lessons to all ages every other Sunday at 2pm at Pan African Connection in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Springer believes that the love for music and soul brings all people together.  One Love!  
 
 
GUEST OF HONOR:  Mr. Geno Young - Friendship West Baptist Church
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After discovering his love of music at an early age and later graduating from Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, ground zero for other internationally known artists such as: Erykah Badu, Edie Brickell, Nora Jones and Roy Hargrove, Geno moved on to the next phase of his musical evolution and enrolled in Howard University, where he studied music and further developed the necessary skills and contacts that would enable him to follow in the footsteps of one of the most prolific singer/songwriter/producers of our time, fellow Howard University alum- Donny Hathaway.


His formal education concluded, Geno toured the world as musical director, arranger, and producer for Erykah Badu. He wrote and produced the hit songs "Times a Wastin’" and "Orange Moon" on her 2001 release- “Mama's Gun”. “Touring with Badu was kinda like a school for the best and brightest in the soul music scene…It was an amazing experience. She showed me how to be a consummate professional."

 

Mr. Young also serves as the director of Worship and Fine Arts at Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, TX