Februar 2016


Black History Month goes Black Music Renaissance

Freitag 05.02.2016 Einlass: 21:00 | Club

Eintritt: 15,- /10,- /5,- €

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen

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Kelvin Sholar Presents Black Music Renaissance for this year´s BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

In cooperation with WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN, award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar presents the second installment of “Black Music Renaissance": a four-day powerhouse event with the goal to celebrate the common threads of rhythm, harmony and melody that unites all music of the African diaspora.

This year, features tributes to John and Alice Coltrane, The music of Africa, The Women and Men of Gospel music and the legends of the Blues. The all-star cast of artists includes American, African and European musicians; like Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, Christina Wheeler, Suleymanne Toure, Aly Keita, MFA Kera, Arcadius Didavi, Dorrey Linn Lyles, Pastor Kirk Smith, JC Dook, Eb Davis, Charles Sammons, Andy Galore, Leon Schurz, Eric Vaughn and Marlon Browden.

Kelvin Sholar is a musician that knows no stylistic boundaries. He has won over ten awards for music and appeared on over one hundred recordings, in wildly ranging styles. Sholar is featured in live performances by Stevie Wonder, Kevin Saunderson or Carl Craig, Qtip, Nigel Kennedy and many others; not to mention his acclaimed work with original music, or the music of Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, Earth, Wind and Fire- and many others.



Program FRIDAY February 5

Tribute To John And Alice Coltrane

Set 1: Features Los Angeles Native Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq's interpretations of John Coltrane's “A Love Supreme" Suite, including other famous compositions.

  • Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq: Electronic and Acoustic Saxophones
  • Kelvin Sholar: Piano
  • Charles Sammons: Bass
  • Eric Vaughn: Drums
  • special guest Jumaa Alexander: Vocals

Set 2: Features Los Angeles Native Christina Wheeler's interpretations of the music of Alice Coltrane

  • Christina Wheeler: vocals, sampler, electronics, theremin
  • Alaa Zouiten: Oud
  • Kelvin Sholar: Piano, Electronics
  • Charles Sammons: Bass, Electronics
  • Eric Vaughn: Drums, Electronics

FRIDAY February 12: Tribute To The Music Of MAMA Africa
FRIDAY February 19: Tribute To The Women And Men Of Gospel
FRIDAY February 26: Tribute To The Legends Of The Blues