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Susheel Bibbs, PhD.
Filmmaker-performer Susheel Bibbs (Susheel) is an acclaimed touring singer, an author, and an award-winning director-filmmaker. She also heads the new Living Heritage Foundation in Sacramento. Bibbs tours for screenings and performances as an actress and singer, and continues work on Independent films.
In music, she graduated from the Boston University School for the Arts in Opera and the New England Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance. She debuted in Boston's Jordan Hall, sang with many opera companies, including the Santa Fe Opera, where she apprenticed, and The Opera Company of Boston, where she won international acclaim. Bibbs has sung on television and in films, has toured in concert across the US, in Canada, and in Europe and served on the touring rosters of Today's Artists Concerts, The Missouri Arts Council, and The California Arts Council. She is especially known for her touring recital entitled The Unsung Muse, Classical Song of Black Composers; her recent works and films combine her talents as a writer, filmmaker, and performer. Among these are the TV special called An Unsung Muse (Classical Song of Black Composers) and the award-winning Meet Mary Pleasant, Mother of Civil Rights in California, now on PBS.
Bibbs was one of the first recipients of the Keeper of the Spiritual Award by Friends of Negro Spirituals, Inc. and she is known for her master classes on those songs. Today she also tours in Voices for Freedom -- a retrospective in word and song on the Hyers Sisters -- 1880s African-American divas who made contributions to civil rights. In 1999 Bibbs received the title "foremost expert on Mary Ellen Pleasant (Mother of Civil Rights in California)" from the Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco in their Highest Commendation, which cited her outstanding contributions to the arts and humanities
See Awards/Activities listings below
Key Web site: www.mepleasant.com
Screenings: Meet Mary Pleasant (Mother of Civil Rights) -- 1 hour
I'm writing to let you know about 'Voices for Freedom -- The Hyers Sisters' Dream, Change, and Legacy' -- It's the name of my new film and of the new funding TAX DEDUCTIBLE Fundraising campaign that I have launched for those daring African-American opera divas of the 1880's, and I'm asking your contribution to make it happen. I've got only 78 days to complete this campaign. Please donate ==> …Continue