Spirit & Soul

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrating Black Performance Styles

Friday April 17, 7:00pm

The Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community & Technical College will present Spirit and Soul, A Celebration of Black Performance Styles.  This evening of dance, song, and poetry will bring to you performance styles of the Caribbean, West Africa, Brazil, and the United States.  The night will be a festive exploration of how elements of African musical traditions transformed, or blended, with European music, catalyzing new forms of expression from the Capoeira to Rock and Roll.  Come join us in celebrating the global diffusion of the African Diaspora’s music!

MCTC instructors Jay M. Williams, & Charles Watson and student Kirk Washington, Jr., will guide you through the evening of black performance styles by applying scholarship and poetry.  The performers include:

West Africa-Djembe  (Dyinbe) - William "Truth Maze" Harris &  Carl Ovadiel Horton

West African , African Dance - MCTC  African Dance Troupe, Yvette Trotman

Brazil, Capoeira - Mestre Yoji Senna, Brazil

Jamaica, Reggae - Lynval Jackson International Reggae All Stars

United States, Negro Spiritual - Kendra Glenn, Nenetoons Gholston (MCTC Student)

United States, The Blues - John Marcus,

Jamaica, Reggae - Wain McFarlane

United States, Jazz - Kevin Washington Quartet. 

United States, Soul Music - Keah & Emander, (High School Students)

United States, Step Show  - Coco (Corisha Morgan) Royal Flamez

United States, Contemporary Poetry-Marshunna  - Clark & LaKeisha Vance (MCTC Students)

The image used for publicity and programs is a painting by Edward “Chickenbone’ Johnson, a student at MCTC. 

Free Admission 

Free parking for performers and attendees at the MCTC ramp, enter on Laurel Avenue