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Faith ABeliever’s Virtual Book Club welcomes established musician, concert soloist, educator, and author Russel Blake. As he carries on the musical legacy of his father, Latin musical great Alexander Blake, and his brother, world-renowned jazz bassist, Alex Blake.
Russell Blake is a Partner and Board Member of The National Domestic Violence Registry (NDVR). Penning his new book entitled: "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman Vol. 1," where he communicates the precious and priceless value of all women. The book has been endorsed by Maya Angelou, political strategist Donna Brazile and is supported by First Lady Michelle Obama. Blake is planning two additional volumes which will embrace women of all nationalities. Blake's partnership with the National Domestic Violence Registry is a significant alliance as the issue of domestic violence impacts mostly women victims who are abused by men.
Besides accompanying and recording with several music giants, such as Chaka Kahn, Angie Stone, Mary Mary, Jessy Dixon, Tramaine Hawkins, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins and Harry Belafonte, to name just a few, Russel has also been featured as the exclusive bassist for Broadway productions "The Lion King," and "Dreamgirls."
Among his highest achievements, Blake was appointed by the U.S. State Department to perform as an Ambassador of Goodwill to eight West African nations. He was also contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to lecture on the symbiotic nature of Science and Music for DARPA's (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) International Conference
Mr. Blake's website is http://www.russelblake.net His book and CD's can be purchased on the website.
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