NC Jazz Ensemble Holiday Concert
Save the Date: December 20th, 2015 at 4:00pm
African-American Quilter’s Circle
Quilt Exhibit: Take Note
Take Note, featuring compositions created by the African American Quilt Circle of Durham. These individually composed quilts record music’s impact on each quilter’s history, culture, spiritual, emotional development, and daily life. The quilter’s renditions of favorite musicians, instruments, songs and musical experiences will make you reflect on your experiences with music. Music has, does, and always will play a role in your life, so treat you memory and sense of vision to the unforgettable symphony Take Note!
Exhibit runs through 10/29/2015.
YORUBA ANDABO LIVE: POSTPONED
LEGENDARY AFRO-CUBAN BAND, YORUBA ANDABO, WILL NOT PERFORM IN THE UNITED STATES FOR NOVEMBER 2015, AS SCHEDULED.
Brooklyn, New York – – – Via social media early today, the legendary Afro-Cuban band, Yoruba Andabo, announced that it will not be able to come to the United States this month for their highly anticipated November 2015 tour. The ensemble’s general director, Geovanni Del Pino, and Jose Luis Lobato, the group’s manager and producer, said this in a statement issued in English and Spanish: “Yoruba Andabo wishes to apologize to all its friends and public in the United States for postponing the tour scheduled for this November, for reasons beyond the control of the company, the involved institutions, and the organizers and promoters; The Yoruba Cuba Association, The Adinkra Group, and The Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation.”
U.S. presenters Diallo Sumbry, founder and CEO of The Adinkra Group, and K. Osei Williams, Executive Director of Asase Yaa, offer this joint statement:
“We were very much looking forward to presenting Yoruba Andabo and facilitating the most amazing cultural experience for the community-at-large in three highly receptive cities (Durham, Washington DC, and New York City). Our local partners and special guests were excited and fully engaged, ticket sales were steady, and there was a healthy buzz across the country. But we know that unfortunate things happen despite the most carefully laid out plans. Our mission, however, remains the same: To promote the beauty, richness, and relevance of the arts as expressed throughout the African Diaspora. Based on our experience in this work, we are certain that other opportunities will present themselves for us to continue where we’re now leaving off.”
Also, the presenters affirmed that ticket buyers in all three cities will be able to receive refunds based on the venues’ policies. Ticket purchasers should contact those venues directly.
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