Monday, March 18, 2013

U.S. Consulate in Cape Town Produces Video Montage of South African Tour of Clarinetist Marcus Eley During Black History Month 2013

[But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for Clarinet & Piano; Marcus Eley, clarinet; Lucerne DeSa, piano; Sono Luminus DSL-92156 (2012)]

Marcus Eley:

Dear Bill,

About two weeks ago, I was in South Africa. I performed at a Mostly Mozart Festival in Darling and presented workshops on the music of African-Americans in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. Here is a link to a YouTube video montage of some of the activities I did. The video was produced by the US Consulate Cape Town.

Take care.



A Night of African American Music
February 21, 2013
Strains of gospel, jazz and blues could be heard in Houghton last evening when Consul General Earl Miller hosted a celebration of African American music in honor of U.S. Black History Month. Well-known clarinetist Marcus Eley and pianist Mark Neiwirth performed and talked about the heritage and development of African American music, from slave-era songs of longing and escape to the more joyous tunes of Duke Ellington. Some 80 guests enjoyed the presentation and the chance to mingle afterwards at a reception. The two American musicians earlier in the week gave packed presentations at high schools, colleges and music academies around Johannesburg.

Darling Music Experience, South Africa - Program Excerpt

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