Saturday, February 2, 2008

Myrtle Hart Society: Cellist Tahira Whittington in "Ain't I a Woman"

Rashida N. Black writes in the February 2008 issue of the Myrtle Hart Society eNewsletter:

You may remember Ms. Whittington as a founding member of the Young Eight and a Sphinx laureate, but this month, she's showcasing an original production. The Core Ensemble, a group comprised of piano, percussion, cello and actress (!!) will perform "Ain't I a Woman," a chamber music theater production featuring the lives of four significant African-American women in US history: Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Clementine Hunter. This multimedia group presents all music by African American composers, including Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Diane Monroe and others. This is a must see. I'll be there!

Tuesday, February 5 at 7:30 PM , Harper College, Performing Arts Center, 1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL and Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 PM hosted by Rock Valley College, County of Winnebago Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL.

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