We kicked off our guest artist series this year with a visit from Candice “Antique” Wicks. On Tuesday, February 4, Antique, an Oakland-based independent artist, joined us during After-school tutoring to teach students about songwriting.
Antique began with a performance, taking students on a melodic voyage using her vocals and a looper. Students then dissected a familiar pop song with her help and worked in groups to write their own original pieces. Best of all, the students performed their own pieces, accompanied by Antique’s soulful tunes! Songs touched on themes of friendship, food, family, and, of course, our San Francisco 49ers.
Antique tours with her band, Antique Naked Soul, an all-vocal ensemble featuring several singers and well-known beatboxer, Tommy Shepherd. Thank you to Antique for your visit to After-school tutoring!