In Support of the Arts at APS

The Bigger Picture, With Angie Haze Project April 28
Posted on 04/19/2018
Image of  The Bigger Picture With Angie Haze ProjectSinger/songwriter Angie Haze Project has been a passionate partner in education at Akron Public Schools Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts. She returns April 28 with another collaborative project with her friends, the students at Miller South.

Through her frequent collaborations with Miller South, she aims to help raise funds for the school’s arts programs and stresses that the arts are a necessity, not a luxury.

“To me, music isn’t something I’m just choosing to do. It’s not a choice. It actually saved my life several times growing up,” Haze has said. She has often spoken of the importance of the arts as a healthy outlet and to aid mental well-being: “I hope to just encourage kids to feel that they can have that outlet and that support system.”

Miller South student musicians have learned her songs, with Haze teaching and demonstrating and bringing awareness to the school’s arts programs and the importance of an arts-based education.

Last year, in a multi-media project, Haze engaged about 60 students from every art discipline to participate. This included dancers and actors doing interpretations of Haze’s songs and visual artists working live during the production.

This included We Will Lead, which featured a skit about being bullied. The lyrics include “Stand up when it hurts, find your way up through the dirt. Own your world from birth, then every heart will move the earth.”

Haze is a one-woman band who wears bells around her ankles and sings and plays multiple instruments simultaneously, including a handmade tambourine shoe, drums, guitar, melodica and kazoo.

Fireflies, featured often on 91.3-FM The Summit, won best folk/American song of 2016 from the Akademia Music Awards. She has toured all over the East Coast and gotten airplay in the UK, on the East Coast and locally.
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