June 15, 2022
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Presents
An Evening with Musician and Lyricist Maritri Garrett!
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W 11th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
On Wednesday, June 15, join Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series at the Garcia Center for an evening of music and inspiration with Maritri Garrett!
All are welcome!
Presented by poet and educator Romaine Washington, the program will showcase San Bernardino resident Maritri Garrett has traveled the world to encourage, inspire, and inform listeners. As a Black female musician/singer, she wants people to know it is possible to achieve – and live – their dreams. Maritri will share her journey, her challenges, her triumphs, and her “secrets” to success. Refreshments will be served.
Maritri Garrett began sharing her online program, “Reunion of Souls,” with the Facebook community during the pandemic and faithfully continued even after restrictions lifted. Followers who attended regularly began to form friendships and have conversations. It was not just Maritri’s talent that drew people in, in but her talent, uplifting positive, and open personality. Her authentic joy and ability to relate to listeners about the ups and downs of life created strong bonds with those who got to know her, even at a distance through her show.
Few singers talk about stories of love, life, and loss the way Maritri Garrett can. Her bittersweet lyrics tell “grown folks stories” in a poignant way that will break you down to the core. Her mission as a songwriter is to speak life and truth to pain, healing both herself and. She is highly respected as a teacher, singer, pianist, cellist and guitarist, while her reputation as a storyteller has earned her a fiercely loyal following from both her fans and peers. A Howard University graduate, Maritri earned a Bachelor’s degree in music composition and a Master’s in Jazz studies.
Maritri has been invited to share stages with notable artists across different genres, including Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Stanley Jordan, Toshi Reagon, the Indigo Girls, Patti LaBelle, Valerie Simpson, and Ani Di Franco. She has also appeared on BET as a musician and host. She has released the albums Reunion Of Souls, Enter Redemption, and If Only I could Breathe (with guitarist Nick Cassarino). In addition to her solo work, Maritri currently leads the “Soulfolk Experience,” a songwriting collective with fellow songwriters V. Jeffrey Smith and David Pilgrim. Her material is prominently featured on their compilation releases The Soulfolk Experience, Vol. 1 and their recently released Soulfolk Experience, Vol. 2.
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