Friday, May 15, 2009

Sing A Song

Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, of course. 

They have programmed some fantastic community events this year, including this one to be held next weekend at the Schomburg:


Carnegie Community Sing: an interactive event for all ages

Saturday, May 23, 2009, 3:00 PM

Experience this special opportunity to learn songs and exchange stories with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. (No singing experience necessary!) The original Jubilee Singers introduced “slave songs” to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this American musical tradition known today as Negro Spirituals. They broke racial barriers in the US and abroad in the late 19th century, and entertained kings and queens in Europe. Today the Fisk Jubilee Singers—young students of Fisk University—continue their legacy by singing and traveling extensively, sharing this distinctAmerican art form and experience with audiences worldwide. This event is hosted by Vy Higginsen, co-writer, producer, and director of “Mama, I Want to Sing!”

Free Admission. RSVP required at 212.491.2040

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