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April 15 - 21: Santa Cruz and San Francisco
 


Karlton E. Hester, Elisabeth L. Cameron, and Nontsizi Cayou - Artistic Directors

Sponsors: UCSC Division of Arts, Wajumbe Cultural Institution, Zook Beat, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, and African American Innovators.
Co-Sponsors: UCSC Music Department, UCSC Diversity Funds Grant, UCSC Art History Department, and UCSC Porter College.

 
Events | Artists | Directions | Tickets | Radio Broadcasts | Sponsorship | Contact
       
Events:

Ensemble Tartit
(Photo: Jean-Louis Bruyere)

Mandjou Kone

Donald Byrd (Photo: Phil Bray)

Henri-Pierre Koubaka

Domu Africa

Randy Weston

Matisse
. Image by Carl Lewis
(Production: Imajin/Akh*SYS Image Group)
 

TUE, April 15:

SANTA CRUZ

  • 12 - 1:45PM: Lecture/Demonstration - Ensemble Tartit. Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Co-sponsored by Zook Beat)
  • 2PM: Lecture/Demonstration - Geoffrey Nwogu. Porter College Dining Hall, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Sponsored by Porter College)
  • 7:30 PM: Concert - Ensemble Tartit. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz. (Ticket Information Below. Co-sponsored by Zook Beat)
 

THU, April 17

SANTA CRUZ

  • 12 - 1:45PM: Lecture/Demonstration - Mandjou Kone (Music of Burkina Faso; viewing of family film documentary). Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Sponsored by the UCSC Music Department)
  • 6PM: Reception - Festival/Symposium Participants with a performance by Mandjou and Salif Kone (per invitation). Porter Provost House, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission per Invitation only. Sponsored by Porter College)

 

FRI, April 18

SAN FRANCISCO

  • Lecture/Demonstration - Dr. Donald Byrd (Music, Math and Symbols). San Francisco. (Public School Event - Admission limited to students only. Sponsored by Wajumbe Cultural Institution and supported in part by San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, Zellerbach Family Fund, and Anheuser-Busch, Inc.)
 

SAT, April 19

SANTA CRUZ

  • 9 - 10AM: Symposium Reception - Prof. David Anthony, Keynote Speaker.
  • 10:15AM - 12PM: Symposium Part I - Changing the Global Community: America (Visual Arts; Presenters: Ruth Stone, Bridget Cooks, Nontsizi Cayou).
  • 1 - 2:30PM: Symposium Part II - Changing the Global Community: Africa (Visual Arts, Music and Dance; Presenters: Jacqueline DjeDje, Carl Atkins, Geoffrey Nwogu).

    Reception and Symposia I and II: Media Theater, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Sponsored by the UCSC Division of Arts)

    SAN FRANCISCO

  • 5PM: Symposium Part III - The Interdisciplinary Nature of Jazz (Music; Presenter: Dr. Donald Byrd)
  • 6PM: Symposium Part IV - Building Cultural Institutions (Presenter: Chief Muraina Oyelami)
  • 7PM: Concert - Henri-Pierre Koubaka and Kasumai Bare (Senegal), followed by Domu Africa (Senegal)
  • 9PM: Concert - Dr. Donald Byrd and Allstar Quintet (Karlton E. Hester, Pascal Bokar Thiam, Malik Faye, Peter Horvath, and Kaj Eckhardt)

Symposia III and IV: African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco (Admission Free).
Concerts:
Buriel Clay Memorial Theater, African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762
Fulton Street, San Francisco (Ticket Information Below). (San Francisco Events Sponsored by Wajumbe Cultural Institution and supported in part by San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, Zellerbach Family Fund, and Anheuser-Busch, Inc.)

 

SUN, April 20

SANTA CRUZ

  • 11AM: Concert - Jazz Gospel Service with Festival/Symposium guest artists. First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Co-sponsored by First Congregational Church Santa Cruz)
  • 1PM: Symposium Part V - Music, Dance and Community Symposium (Presenters: Randy Weston, Ras Midas, Pascal Bokar Thiam, Bill Johnson, Avotcja)
  • 3PM: Symposium Part VI - Music and Education Symposium (Invited Presenters: Donald Byrd, Nelson Harrison, Larry Ridley)
  • 6PM: Lecture / Demonstration - Randy Weston (solo piano).
  • 8PM: Concert - Randy Weston (solo piano).

    Symposia V and IV: Media Theater, UCSC (Admission Free. Sponsored by the UCSC Division of Arts).
    Lecture/Demo and Concert: Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz (Ticket Information Below. Sponsored by the UCSC Division of Arts and Co-sponsored by the UCSC Music Department)

 

MON, April 21

  • 8PM: Concert - Hesterian Musicism: Global African Experiments in Music, Light, Word and Dance (Compositions by Karlton E. Hester and visual art projection by featured artist Carl Lewis. With guest artists Bill Johnson, Pascal Bokar Thiam, Wilfred Mark (dance), Kaotik Rhythms (dance), Nelson Harrison, Renata Bratt, Peter Horvath, Kaj Eckardt, Malik Faye, and Avotcja (poetry)). Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. (Ticket Information Below. Co-sponsored by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and the UCSC Music Department)
 

Other Events of Interest:

MON, April 21

  • 9:30AM: Lecture - Lebelle Prussin ("West African Architecture: Pillars and Posts"). Social Sciences II, Room 75, UC Santa Cruz. (Admission Free. Sponsored by the Rebele Chair History of Art and Visual Culture)
  • 3PM: Lecture - Donald Byrd ("Now and Then - Reflections on a Career in Music Education"). Oakes Mural Room, UC Santa Cruz. A UCSC Black Music Research Group Event. (Admission Free. Sponsored by the UC Humanities Research Institute)

MON, April 28

  • 8 and 10PM: Concert - Avotcja and Modupue (Avotcja, Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Sandy Poindexter, Jimmy Biala, and other special guests). Yoshi's Jazz Club, 310 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (For ticket information please visit www.yoshis.com)
Directions:

UCSC Media Theater - Click Here for Directions
1156 High Street
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall - Click Here for Directions
1156 High Street
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Parking on the UCSC Campus is currently free after 5PM and on weekends. Daypasses may be obtained at the information booths at either campus entrance during regular business hours. The Media Theater is located in close proximity to the Music Center, and are both adjacent to the same parking lot.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Click Here for Directions
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Nearby metered parking and 3-hour free public parking are available within 5-minute walking distance, in addition to limited parking space at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

African Arts & Culture Complex - Click Here for Directions
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets:

April 15: Zook Beat - Tel.: (831) 427-5531, http://www.zookbeat.com
($18 Students, $22 Advance, and $25 at the door)

April 19: Wajumbe Cultural Institution - Tel.: (415) 563-3519, (800) 803-9900, wajumbe@aol.com
($20 General, $15 Students and Seniors)
Location: African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. (near Webster), San Francisco

April 20 & 21: UCSC Ticket Office - Tel.: (831) 459-2159, http://events.ucsc.edu/tickets
($17 General, $15 Students and Seniors)
Location: Theater Arts, UC Santa Cruz

Radio Broadcasts:

Hear more about Festival/Symposium Events, Artists, and their Music at the following stations:

  • KSJS 90.5 FM (San Jose State University): 12-1PM, March 29. Host Carl Winters interviews Festival/Symposium director Karlton E. Hester, with music by Festival/Symposium guest artists.
  • KUSP 88.9 FM (Santa Cruz): 5PM, April 6. Host Jeff Grubb interviews Festival/Symposium directors Elisabeth L. Cameron and Karlton E. Hester, with music by Festival/Symposium guest artists.
  • KCSM 91.1 FM (San Mateo): 1PM, April 11. Host Chris Cortez interviews Festival/Symposium directors Elisabeth L. Cameron and Karlton E. Hester, with music by Festival/Symposium guest artists.
  • KPOO 89.5 FM (San Francisco): 12-3PM, April 18. La Verdad Musical. Host Avotcja presents a special on Randy Weston, with an artist interview and music.

Please check back for updated information on Bay Area radio coverage.

Contact:
Santa Cruz: Alissa Roedig - alissa@aainnovators.com, Tel.: (831) 345-4320
San Francisco:
Wajumbe Cultural Institution - wajumbe@aol.com, Tel.: (415) 563-3519, (800) 803-9900



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