03 Apr My Name is Peaches Music Foundation
Nonprofit organization My Name is Peaches Music Foundation is proud to present its first songwriting workshop, Now Watch Me Color, at the Carver Public Library April 6, 2018 from 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Founder and singer-songwriter Monae Miller, will lead the workshop by teaching participants basic music theory and songwriting using the colors of the rainbow. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Monae Miller is an avid fan of Nina Simone and decided to use the last line of her iconic song Four Women to name her music foundation. The purpose was to give tribute to a great songwriter and storyteller. In the song, she told the stories of four black women and although you may not remember their story, you will remember “My name is Peaches” when it is all said and done.
Motivated by the recent passing of her dog Peaches in late March, Monae has decided to channel her energies in her music. When in college, Monae had an abortion and remembered seeing a heartbeat on a screen and feeling a bit detached. Following this trying time, she was unable to conceive for years. Then Peaches came along and showed her the difference between seeing a heartbeat and being able to feel it. Her dog Peaches had a heart murmur that made her heartbeat unique. If you would hold her close, you could feel it. Monae decided to use #murmurpeaches to tag items related to the music foundation as a reminder of how unique expression occurs through music. In a way, this will ensure that Peaches’ spirit will live on.