Delta Music Institute

New Album with DSU’s Tricia Walker about Hospice Workers Raises Money for Their PPE in the Pandemic

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How do retired Delta State University employees spend their time? If you’re Tricia Walker, former director of the Delta Music Institute (DMI), you give back through your craft, especially in a time of crisis.

Walker, who spent 26 years in Nashville as a performer, music publisher, and music producer before coming to Delta State in 2006 to develop the DMI program, co-created a new album about hospice professionals, The World Around the Bed: Songs of hope and healing. Proceeds from it will support the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Delta State University’s Student-Run Record Label Fighting Okra Records Signs New Artist, The Vicious Vic — Who Will Perform at the Student Union at Noon on Feb. 10

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On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, Fighting Okra Records (F.O.R.), a student-run record label on the campus of Delta State University, will announce the signing of their next artist, The Vicious Vic. F.O.R. will celebrate the announcement on Monday in the H.L. Nowell Student Union at 12 PM with a public signing and a performance by The Vicious Vic. Read More

Delta Center, DSU International Education Engage Visit Clarksdale, B.B. King Museum, and MDNHA for Blues Heritage Partnerships in Brazil

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The Delta Center for Culture and Learning and International Education at Delta State University recently participated in a “Delta Delegation to Brazil.” The Delta Delegation included regional cultural heritage development partners that are members of the Mississippi Delta Tourism Association, including Visit Clarksdale, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. Read More