February 2016

 

Black History Month goes Black Music Renaissance

Friday 19.02.2016 9:00 PM | Club

Admission: 15 / 10 / 5 € (with Berlinpass)

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Production Flyer

  

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, 19 February 2016

Tribute To The Women And Men Of Gospel

Set 1: Features New Jersey Native Dorrey Linn Lyles's (The Weather Girls) tribute to the women of Gospel; while Set 2 Features Chicago native Pastor Kirk Smith (The Voice of Germany) tribute to the men of Gospel.

  • Dorrey Lin Lyles - Voice
  • Kirk Smith - Voice
  • Kelvin Sholar - Piano
  • Marlon Browden -Drums
  • Charles Sammons - Bass

Black Music Renaissance

A Series of Concerts Celebrating Black History Month

FRIDAY, 5 February: Tribute To John And Alice Coltrane
FRIDAY, 12 February: Tribute To The Music Of MAMA Africa
FRIDAY, 19 February: Tribute To The Women And Men Of Gospel
FRIDAY, 26 February: Tribute To The Legends Of The Blues