A Musical Fusion: Africa & the West
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
First United Methodist Church of Oak Park
324 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
April 4, 2015
The first half of this concert will be music of Haiti, Columbia, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Canada, and Jamaica.
As I’ve mentioned, I looked for music written by black composers of the Western Hemisphere who wrote using western forms and styles, but who also infused elements of their particular cultures. I looked for composers who incorporated rhythms, language, and instruments. Each of the composers in our first half was celebrated and/or at least significantly recognized in his lifetime...