Februar 2013


Black History Month - Swing, Sister Swing!

Donnerstag 28.02.2013 20:00 | Saal

Eintritt: 9 € / 6 € / 3 € (mit Berlinpass)

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ BAAA e.V. (Berlin Afro-American Association)

Kooperation Flyer


Swing, Sister Swing!

A tribute to the great ladies of Jazz in the 1930s & 40s

The Ebony Big Band tells the story of the great female jazz artists through the music of such great as

Bessie Smith, Blanche Calloway, Mahalia Jackson, Billy Holiday, Lena Horne and Anne Mae Winburn and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Everybody knows men usually take top positions in history even though women have contributed at least as much and in some cases more. Women have played music on every instrument, in every style and era of the music's history, and have contributed to and engaged the same aesthetic and technical developments as their male colleagues.

Jazz is one of those areas where women haven't always gotten their due respect but this year, the Ebony Big Band, performing at Werkstatt der Kulturen for the closing celebrations of Black History Month 2013 in Berlin, will share the story of the Black American fenale jazz artists during the times between Harlem Renaissance and the end of WW2, sharing their story through narration, dance and multi-media presentation of pictures and videos.

"Swing, Sister Swing”


Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq – director/conductor
Carol Cass - vocalist

Queen Yahna - vocalists
Philip Sindy – trumpet
Daniel Allen Oberto – trumpet
Tony Hurdle - trombone
Rob Gutowski – trombone
Willie Pollock – alto sax
Herbie Hart – ten sax, clar.
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq – ten sax, clar
Mike Russell - guitar
Daryl Taylor – bass
Kelvin Sholar – piano
Eric Vaughn – drums

Yamil Borges - moderator


The African-American culture called Jazz in the 1930s

The emerge of Jazz coincided with the Marcus Garvey movement, W.E.B. DuBois`s Pan African Movement and the development of African American literature known as the Harlem Renaissance.

The place in America where all this happened was Harlem, New York, specifically the area in Harlem known known as "Jungle Alley" and more specifically in the Cotton Club. One white patrons could enter the Cotton Club while all the service and entertainment was provided by black entertainers.

The Ebony Big Band tells the story of African Americans during this era not only through the music but through narration, dance and a multi-media presentation of pictures and videos.

19:00 Uhr (Einlass)

20:00 Uhr (Beginn)

Mehr Infos zum Black History Month 2013 finden Sie hier.

Eine Kooperation der Werkstatt der Kulturen mit der BAAA e.V. (Berlin Afro-American Association)      

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Botschaft der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika