Friday, August 26, 2016

African Musical Arts - 23 Years Celebrating Cultural Diversity; Season Opens Sept. 15-18, "Mama Africa The Musical" on Miriam Makeba, Touhill Performing Arts Center

Mama Africa The Musical
A Joint Theatre Production Celebrating the Life and Music of
South African Grammy Award Winning Musician
Miriam Makeba
September 15-18, 2016
Touhill Performing Arts Center

 Five shows only, right here in St. Louis! Tickets available at the Touhill Box Office (314-516-4949) at the Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center, or African Musical Arts Box Office (314-652-6800) at the Centene Center for Arts & Education. A joint presentation by the UMSL International Studies & Programs, in partnership with the African Musical Arts.
WHERE : Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center - 1 University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121  View Map | Tickets 

September 2016 - April 30, 2017:


An Educational Outreach Highlighting 
African-American & other African-descent 
Composers in K-12 Schools

October 6, 2016:
Alison Buchanan: Songs of Diversity & Social Justice

The acclaimed dramatic soprano performs repertoire by a diverse corps of composers, with songs about diversity, inclusion and social justice. Free Concert on Thursday October 6, followed by multiple educational events through October 8.
Oct. 6 free concert at St. Francis Xavier College Church
3628 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108

October 9, 2016: 
African-descent Composers for Winds
Featuring I-Music-I Chamber Players highlighting music by African-American composers William Grant Still, Julio Racine, Halim El Dabh, Valerie Coleman, Akin Euba and Fred Onovwerosuoke, as well as selected works by Nikola Resanovic, Sigfrid Karg-Elert and W.A. Mozart.
Trinity Presbyterian Church

Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)

November 6, 2016:

African-descent Composers for Strings

Featuring I-Music-I  Chamber Players, with guest violinist, Darwyn Apple, highlighting music by African-American composers Jean Rudy Perrault, Joseph Bologne (Chevalier, Saint-Georges), Perkinson-Taylor, George Walker, and Fred Onovwerosuoke, as as well as selected works by Clara Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
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Sunghee Hinners

Jean Rudy Perrault

February 12, 2017:

Celebrating African-American History
with Songs of Africa

featuring diverse choral styles from around Africa and its Diaspora
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
(a free event sponsored in part by the Kirkwood Presbyterian Concert Series)

By P. Jerome Rogers (@DrPhilipJRogers

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