Sat, Feb 04|
Halle Cultural Arts Center
USC Performs African and American Stories
In honor of Black History Month, the Town of Apex is featuring United Strings of Color. Concert is free, but registration is required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-strings-of-color-performs-stories-from-africa-america-tickets-520041156097
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502, USA
About the Event
This performance features:
- An introductory talk with writer and composer, and Apex-local, Elmer Gibson. Gibson created a composition based on the African folktale The Tortoise and the Wisdom of the World.
- The United Strings of Color quartet will perform Gibson's Ijapa and Mr. Igbin with the help of narrator, Tahmiyah Kelly.
- The quartet, alongside Tahmiyah Kelly singing and narrating, will also perform a reading of Sing A Song written by Kelly Starling Lyons. This work provides a brief history of African Americans through the National Anthem, Lift Every Voice.
- After the performance, attendees are invited to an Instrument Zoo! All ages are welcome to interact with various string instruments and ask questions to musicians.
Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-strings-of-color-performs-stories-from-africa-america-tickets-520041156097