Motor City Singers' Space Unplugged: Boa Me Begins

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Motor City Singers' Space Unplugged: Boa Me Begins is the kickoff celebration concert for a 5 month community song writing project produced by Detroit native culture creator Ben Will and Motor City Sings, a 501©3 nonprofit organization that utilizes music to remove stigma from conversations of mental health and suicide prevention within the Black/African American community of Detroit. 

On Saturday May 21st, Motor City Sings will return to their first in person event in nearly 2 years featuring acoustic musical performances by several Motor City Singers’ Space favorite artists and special guests. This event will also feature the infamous Motor City Sings audience interaction and provide details on how musical artists, producers, and community members can both volunteer and apply for paid positions to be involved with this important community musical mental health initiative.

“Boa Me” is an abbreviation of the West African adinkra symbol BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO, which translates to English as “Help Me, and Let Me Help You”. The symbol encompasses the principles of healthy interdependence, connection, and healing. The overall goal of this project is to help Detroiters, (and specifically Black Detroiters) reconnect and create agency while developing new music that encompasses the shared sentiments, stories, and emotions of surviving a global pandemic. 

The concert is scheduled to occur on Saturday May 21st, 2022, from 1:30pm -3:30pm in the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard at Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207. Parking is available in the lot at Wilkins and Orleans. Pre-registration is required at the link below. 

Register here

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recognizes that mental health is just as important as physical health. This year we have created a series of programs to help support mental health and mindfulness. These programs provide an opportunity for Riverfront visitors to escape the hustle & bustle and have a moment to pause, reflect and enjoy being in the present moment.

When participating in Detroit Riverfront Conservancy's programs or visiting the Detroit Riverfront, please remember: The health and safety of visitors and participants is our top priority. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Program participants are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently and to respect the comfort levels of those around them.