Summer/Fall 2009 -- Volume 1 Issue 2 [ Return to Table of Contents ]
New Continuing Studies Course on African American Culture Through Performance
(Monday, November 23 and 30, 7-8:30 pm, with concert on Saturday, December 5)
Potpourri: African American Culture Through Performance
Learn how blues, rhythm & blues, spirituals, gospel, and the lindy hop, tap, and modern dance styles of the African Diaspora helped shape American culture. We'll begin with an overview from the African American Arts Institute (AAAI) executive director and subsequently will hear specific insights from the directors of each of the three AAAI programs: the African Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble, and the IU Soul Revue.
The course will culminate with a concert, A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Saturday, December 5 (ticket included with tuition). The concert features exciting performances by all three groups. Come and be a part of this rich and lively arts experience!
Charles Sykes is the executive director of the African American Arts Institute and an established authority on the Detroit-era of Motown Record Corporation.
Nathanael Fareed Mahluli is director of the IU Soul Revue and an accomplished performer, educator, composer, producer, and sound engineer.
Iris Rosa, director of the African American Dance Company, is an associate professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and studied Afro-Cuban dance and music in Havana, Mataanzas, and Guantanamo, Cuba. Professor Rosa was recently named the 2009 recipient of the Living Legend Award from the Office for Women's Affairs at IU.
Keith McCutchen is the director of the African American Choral Ensemble and a composer, arranger, pianist, and choral director well known for his arrangements and compositions of religious and choral music.
Special thanks go to the African American Arts Institute for underwriting this course.
This course is offered in cooperation with the IU Alumni Association.
Course fee includes ticket for the performance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington.
Early Bird Discount Fee available if enrolled by November 16, 2009. For more information and to register, contact IU Bloomington Continuing Studies, (812) 855-4991.
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