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      October 26, 2017

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      45 Church St.
      Hartford, Connecticut 06103

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      Roots at 40: Free concert celebrating African American composers. Narrated concert with strings, percussion, vocals.

      Full details: www.cuatropuntos.org/roots
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      The television show Roots, based on the book of the same name by Alex Haley, premiered in 1977 and quickly became the most watched TV show of all time. The wrenching story of Kunta Kinte and seven generations of his descendants sparked new debates in post Civil Rights America, where people of color struggled for equality- a struggle that continues in 2017 America. Professor Brittney Yancy, curator of the Alex Haley Collection at Goodwin College, will narrate corresponding music by 20th Century composers of color.

      THE PROGRAM
      Hamza el Din: Escalay for String Quartet and percussion
      Obo Addy: Wawshishijay for string quartet, percussion, and voice
      Florence Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
      George Walker: String Quartet No. 1
      with narration by Brittney Yancy

      THE ARTISTS
      Brittney Yancy, narrator
      Alika Hope, vocals
      Dexter Pettaway, percussion
      Aaron Packard, violin
      Annie Trépanier, violin
      Kevin Bishop, viola
      Allan Ballinger, cello

      REPEAT PERFORMANCE: Friday, October 27, 7:30pm at Lutheran Church of St. Mark, 75 Griswold St., Glastonbury, CT 06033. visit www.cuatropuntos.org/roots

      Categories: Performing Arts

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