Saturday, November 14, 2009

Amber Mercomes Sings 'Lift Every Voice' at California NAACP Centennial Banquet on YouTube

[Amber Mercomes]
AfriClassical first featured the African American soprano Amber Mercomes on June 30, 2008: “AfriClassical Comments on Press-Telegram Article 'An Overlooked Sound in Classical Music.'” John Malveaux tells us of her recent performance at the California NAACP Centennial Banquet:

On October 17, 2009, John Malveaux organized a performance of LIFT EVERY VOICE by soprano Amber Mercomes at the Long Beach, California NAACP Centennial Banquet. On October 18, 2009, John produced a multicultural celebration that included Cambodian folk music, Mariachi Azteca, Peruvian and Bangladesh dancers, and Amber Mercomes performance of opera arias and the Negro spiritual HOLD ON. Composer, visual artist and pianist Evangeline Seward accompanied Amber and exhibited two opera masks from her OPERA MASKS Series.
John Malveaux

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