Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #4 - US-Africa M
Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.
Newman Taylor Baker/WashboardXT is a jazz drummer and washboard player whose music has brought him to over 45 countries. A true rhythm master, Newman Taylor Baker is well known for his traditional southern practice of using spent 12-gauge shotgun shells to play his washboard. He has performed with the Richmond Symphony and many others, as well as undergoing research into his family’s roots - including his grandfather, the only former slave to receive a PH.D from Yale.
Feifei Yang is a musician, singer, instructor, and an arts entrepreneur. Hailed as "The Chinese Huqin Girl Stepping into Hollywood" by SinoVision, she is an Erhu and Banhu performance expert and vocalist whose talents are revolutionizing the global music and entertainment scenes. Yang has performed at Times Square, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Barclays Center, and many others.
This concert is accompanied by NYC-based pianist and composer, Zhihua Hu.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
The African American Dance Ensemble hopes you can join us Kwanzaa Fest on January 1, 2022 at the Durham Armory!!!
Kwanzaa is a celebration for all people, focusing on family, friends, and the fruits of the earth. Celebrated December 26th – January 1st, the name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.”
Celebrating the holiday season and Durham's diversity, AADE’s annual Kwanzaa celebration is a time to enjoy family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa itself is a seven-day African holiday that celebrates a different principle each day. AADE’s Kwanzaa takes place on the seventh day, which is dedicated to Imani, or faith.
On January 1, 2022, at the Durham Armory we will celebrate with the community. The doors will open to the public at 11 am and the performances will begin at 1:00 pm. We offer a free venue of quality performances, marketplaces and collaborate with businesses and non-profits.
In honor of Baba Chuck Davis, collected canned foods will be donated to the Urban Ministry of Durham
Doors open to the public at 11am and the performances will begin at 1pm
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel!
Join us for this landmark musical about a remarkable woman named Celie. All she knows is heartbreak and dispare, until her friend Shug helps her realize her own self-worth. Celie uses her flair for fashion to build a better future. With a joyous score featuring jazz, gospel, blues, and African music, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of resilience and a testament to the healing power of love.
Rated M for Mature. This play contains some language and adult themes.
BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY Alice Walker
AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTUREBOOK BY Marsha Norman
MUSIC & LYRICS BY Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, & Stephen Bray
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members- we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert "Beautiful Vibration" - Colors of African Music featuring award-winning vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson. Originally from the Bamiléké region of Cameroon, Central Africa, Gino Sitson’s daring musical project combines jazz, gospel, blues and traditional African polyphonies, polyrhythms and melodies in a most innovative way. Join us for an exciting and energetic combination of new sounds, where percussive grooves and enchanting vocals are intertwined with lyrical melodies. His family comes from a long line of musicians known as Ntontas ("players of horns"). Sitson is a UNICEF Cameroon Goodwill Ambassador.
Gino Sitson: voice, body percussion & compositions
Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN, is a women-led ensemble that fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. OKAN is an award-winning contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz duo.