Our 16th year of this annual event explores the African diaspora. FREE and open to the public.
Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, St. Andrew’s Upper School Dell Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater, 5901 Southwest Pkwy
Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 PM, The George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St
Early Registration Full. This is not a ticketed event and seating is not guaranteed. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat! Doors open at 3:30 PM.
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Sonata No. 2 in A Major: Andantino | Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799, West Indies/France)
Sonata for Cello and Piano: II. Adagio | George Walker (1922–2018, United States)
A set of dance tunes for solo violin: I. Walk Around “Brudder Bones” | Noel DaCosta (1929-2002, Nigerian-Jamaican)
Here’s One | William Grant Still (1895-1978, United States)
5 Negro Melodies for Piano Trio | Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912, England)
- Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child
- I Was Way Down A-Yonder
- Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
- They Will Not Lend Me a Child
- My Lord Delivered Daniel
I Wouldn’t Normally Say | Errollyn Wallen (b. 1958, Belize/England)
Pan con Timba | Aldo López Gavilán (b. 1979, Cuba)
Selections of Bomba y Plena | Traditional/Puerto Rico
SAMUEL LOPEZ & FRIENDS
Samuel López, director, güiro, barril
Mary Rodriguez, Clarissa López, Iris Z. Rodriguez, vocals
Roberto Rodriguez, seguidor, barril
Ricardo Alicea, punteador, cuá
Leonard Vázquez, requinto, maraca
Gladys Baugh, coro, dancer
Israel Mathews, coro, dancer
Artina McCain, curator
Described as a pianist with “power and finesse,” Artina McCain enjoys an active international career as a solo and chamber performer, educator, and lecturer. A dedicated educator, Dr. McCain has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music summer chamber music festival, Austin Chamber Music Center Academy and Summer Workshop, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Piano at the Rudi Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Dr. McCain graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University studying with Carol Leone. She received her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music with Kathryn Brown and completed her Doctoral Studies at the University of Texas at Austin with Anton Nel.