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Beats for Braille

Saturday, April 25th at 7PM

19 Blind Musicians, One Great Experience.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, many talented musicians are donating their time to entertain us all and share why braille and literacy is important to them.

These challenging times can dampen our spirits and make things even more challenging to our community, but together we can enjoy music and one another's passion for literacy. From pop and parodies to rap and blues, this music will move you so don't miss it! There will be something for everyone. 

For just a taste of the performances you'll hear on Saturday, listen to Precious Perez at our Gala in 2015.  


 On Saturday, April 25th at 7pm,  we invite you to join our premier party on Facebook for the screening debut of Beats for Braille or you can watch the video on YouTube or right here (just scroll down to the bottom of the page)!


A HUGE Thank You to Precious Perez for helping to bring this community of musicians together for an amazing performance.  And to Jack Clancy and the team at Burclan Productions for editing all of the footage to make Beats for Braille a reality!



Precious Perez Valiente
Voice & Ukelele
Noé Socha Walking Stick Blues
Guitar & Harmonica
Albano Berberi Almain in G
Virginal Harpsicord
Shane Lowe Eskirian
Alie B. Gorrie On My Way
Meghan Downing Fire and Rain
Guitar & Voice
 Question Braille Freestyle Rap
Michele Romeo Beyond the Clouds 
Kat Hippe How Far Braille Goes (How Far I'll Go Parody)
Voice & Piano
Jolean O'Connell The Loudest Scream
Joseph King Groovemaster
Hannah Gevers Fight Song
Piano & Voice
Daniel Gevers Minuet in D Minor
John Dowling Jr. Does To Me
Voice & Guitar
Brian Ford I Won't Give Up
Drew Mochak Just Say When
Emily Pennington River
Oveante Magsby Time After Time
Voice & Piano
Rocco Fiorentino Never Alone
Voice & Piano
Precious Perez We Need Braille (We Are Young Parody)
Voice & Ukelele

Did you know that braille isn't just a code for converting print text, it is also used for numerical equations and of course MUSIC?  That's right, many of these musicians use braille music to learn, create, and perform. 

National Braille Press is continuing its commitment to provide access to braille materials and learning tools for blind children and adults.  We have had to slow down production as well as cancel all of our in-person fundraising events through at least June.   Your donation is more critical than ever to help us with day to day operating costs like supporting our prodcution floor employees and remote workforce infastructure during this pandemic.  If you are able, your gift will go a long way in helping us continue our mission.

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