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  • October 01, 2016
    Hour Detroit
    All the Word's On Stage

    Sean Blackman can remember clutching his guitar before he went to bed and waking up in the morning with it still wrapped tightly in his arms. 

    “I got a guitar for my 12th birthday, and I haven’t put it down since,” Blackman says. “It’s one of those things that I knew, in the moment, that this is my favorite thing in the world.”

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  • September 28, 2016
    The Oakland Press
    Cultural leader fuses Arab music with Detroit rhythms

    A world music celebration fusing Arab music with danceable Detroit rhythms is coming to The Garden Theatre in Detroit on Thursday, Sept. 29, featuring 11 musicians and belly dancers.

    Clawson resident Sean Blackman – a household name in the world music and jazz scene  – is the creator of the monthly world music and dance concert series In Transit ~ Detroit.

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  • September 28, 2016
    Fox 2
    Metro Detroiter fuses funk and Arabic music for unique blend

    (WJBK)  - A metro Detroiter is taking inspiration from across the globe and putting it together in a series of performances.

    It's called "In Transit Detroit" and it's hosted by local musician Sean Blackman.

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  • September 25, 2016
    C&G News
    Sterling Heights musicians to play Arabic jazz in Detroit

    Sterling Heights residents will be represented among musicians skilled in Arabic music, jazz and funk who will fuse the genres at the Garden Theater in Detroit Sept. 29.

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  • September 23, 2016
    Arab American News
    Jazz music meets the Middle East in
    “Arab-esque” Detroit concert

    DETROIT- Detroit’s funky jazz scene is colliding with the aesthetics and music of the Arab world in a must see event for music and arts lovers.


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