Saturday, December 12, 2015

SONIC SAFARI with SONGS OF AFRICA: A FREE CONCERT! Danforth University Center @ Washington University, St. Louis, Tues., Dec. 15, 2015, 7:30PM

"Sonic Safari" is a concert of songs from around Africa. Songs with the universal themes of peace, reflection, celebration and community building. In meditation on greater peace and empathy around the world, the concert will begin with reflective chants from the Shamaye and Obamba forest peoples of Gabon. Of course, in celebration of this season of lights, charity and joy the concert will continue with a variety of songs from Kenya, Namibia, Ghana, Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, the Congos, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and from other regions of Africa. Some songs are communal and interactive, often inviting the audience to join in celebrating the joys of the holiday season.

Danforth University Center
Washington University in St. Louis

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30PM     

Admission: FREE!

Songs of Africa Ensemble 

Songs of Africa Ensemblea multicultural and 
eclectic group of highly trained musicians promoting 
 new genres of choral music from around Africa 
and its diaspora. Songs teach about Africa’s 
music, its peoples, languages and cultures and 
 create opportunities for 
incorporating new styles of African-
descent music into 
modern choral repertory.  
A majority of the songs are drawn from Songs of Africa: 
22 Pieces for Mixed Voices, the choral collection 
published by Oxford University Press, but often 
 including a lot more songs yet to be published! Songs of Africa Ensemble is a community outreach and partnership program of the African Musical Arts organization. To book the group or 
get involved please call our office 314-652-6800 at 
GRAND CENTER. Visit Songs of Africa Ensemble 
online at

African Musical Arts
3547 Olive Street, Suite 110
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Phone: 314-652-6800

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