The Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) present Spirit and Soul, A Celebration of Black Performance Styles, which will take place on Friday, April 17 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The event is free and open to all.
This evening of dance, song, and poetry will bring to you performance styles of the Caribbean, West Africa, Brazil, and the United States. There will be an exploration of African musical traditions and how they have blended with different styles and transformed music over time.
It is a night to celebrate the global diffusion of the African Diaspora’s music. Performers include:
Truth Maze – Ovadiel, West Africa-Djembe
Yvette Trotman Troupe, West African Dance
Mestre Yoji Senna, Brazil - Capoeria
Kendra Glenn, US-Spiritual
John Marcus, US-Blues
Wain McFarlane, Jamaica-Reggae
Keah & Emander, US-Soul
Kevin Washington Quartet, US-Jazz
Jack Brass/Wonderland, US-New Orleans Second Line
Coco (Corisha Morgan) Royal Flamez, US-Step Show
Marshunna Clark, US-Spoken Word
Lynval Jackson International Reggae All Stars, Reggae
Kirk Washington, US Spoken Word
Representatives from MCTC groups will assist with back stage and front of house responsibilities: African American Education Empowerment Program (AME), Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) and Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS). Scholarly knowledge and research for the event provided by MCTC instructors Jay Williams and Charles Watson.