Africa Night celebrates the creativity of Africans in bringing together the traditional and the modern. Through music, dance, fashion and other media, Africans are continuously celebrating their past while embracing a changing and exciting present.
Presented by: Harvard African Students Association (HASA) Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students: $12.00 How to get tickets:The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Africa Night celebrates the creativity of Africans in bringing...
Brazilian composer Michelle Agnes Magalhaes is composing a concerto for piano and ensemble intimately anchored to a prior study of Harvard's keyboard instruments collection. The composition process includes an acoustics analysis of Harvard's pianos and fortepianos in order to elaborate the harmonic material of the piece. This concert is an excellent opportunity to hear an innovative composer’s newest work.
Kemp is a singer, songwriter and actor, originally from Edenton, North Carolina. He’s shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron and collaborated with the Holmes Brothers on his last record, Edenton.
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Williams’ music is a roots music love-child. “Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!” writes fRoots. Fellow guitar-wizard Martin Simpson calls Brooks Williams the “Real Thing!” Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around Boston, the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither. There, playing five to six nights a week, he developed his signature sound. He’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist and is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into,” says AmericanaUK. In fact, in 2013 Williams was nominated “best male vocalist” by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth.
Massmouth is a non-profit organization that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts. Since our founding, Massmouth, Inc. has changed the way Greater Boston and the surrounding communities tell and listen to stories.
Lloyd Thayer puts the ‘multi’ in multi-instrumentalist, playing a mind boggling assortment of stringed instruments including but not limited to: Dobro and Weissenborn lap steel guitars, Turkish Oud, Saz and Cumbus, Indian Chaturangui and Mohan Veena, Ragmakamtar, Ukulele and more. A recovering street performer and determined songwriter, his indoor shows combine a mixture of American folk and blues with elements of Indian, Arabic, Turkish, and Southeast Asian musical ideas, often all in the course of the same son.