MeMA In The News

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MeMA Music Students Explore Social Issues Through Performance

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Music industry legend Jeanne Warsaw stops by to talk about her 25 years in the music industry working with artists such as Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins as well as MeMA Music, a non-profit youth arts education organization working to prepare students to navigate our multicultural world and to pursue the future of their choosing.  Click here for story

New Program Combines Music, Social Lessons for CPS Students: Justin Bieber is not likely the person you’d expect to be the focus of a social studies or history lesson. But the pop singer and his antics are charging a very serious discussion for 8th graders at Stone Academy in West Rogers Park.  It’s   part of the new MEMA music program wrapping up its second year at the school. Click Here for Video

Music and youth-driven social justice movements return to Lawndale—former hub of Jewish life and activism.

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MeMA-Music Continues Growth on Chicago’s South and West Sides As It Changes Students’ Lives.

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Music, Art Link Past To Future For Students.

The MeMA music program inspires creativity across artistic disciplines by exposing kids to the sights and sounds of the 1960’s and 70’s. Click here for story

-Music Program Inspired By Protest Songs Expands To South Side:  For the first time, Warsaw-Gazga’s social justice-based arts curriculum called Motivate and Encourage Music Appreciation — better known as MeMA — is at a South Side school.  Eighth-graders at Langford Academy in Englewood are participating in the program that helps brings people together through the power of music and its lyrics. Click here for story
-Program Inspired By Protest Songs Helps Propel Next Generation Of Activists: Working as a record promoter with some of the world’s biggest acts for 25 years — the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson and more — Jeanne Warsaw saw firsthand how revolutionary music brought people together during difficult times.  Click here for story

FOX TV News Stories

 -Fox 32 TV Anchor Sylvia Perez Interviews MeMA-Music Founder, Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga  Click here for video
-Fox 32 – A one-time record promoter for musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Isaac Hayes and The Rolling Stones is giving back. She is helping eighth graders in Englewood learn important lessons from the soundtracks of a generation.  Click here for video
-Fox TV-Good Day Chicago Host, Darlene Hill Interviews MeMA-Music Founder, Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga Click here for video

The Interiors of Man -An equal-gender Arts & Culture blog created by Yvonne Grays Nathane

“This cultural deficit makes another argument for music in the schools and has inspired me to invite Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga, Founder of the non-profit mission MeMA (Motivate and Encourage Music Appreciation), as lead guest for my 2017 Female Interview Series on Interiors.”  Read Article Here
MeMA In The News April 1, 2017


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