Vonzel DeSean presents... Doors open at 6:45 pm at 645 McDonnell Dr.--Jan's Gallery in RR Square Art Park between Railroad Ave. and FAMU Way (show starts 8 pm). Suggested donation $15.
Doors open at 6:45 pm for the 7 pm show by Indie Artist, Deanna "Squeaky" Miller. Come hear her perform originals and jazz covers. $10 general admission at door.
Help us keep the Annual Sankofa Concert at Cascades FREE and open to the public. Thanks to Leon County Tourist Development Council/Visit Tallahassee for initial funds that pay for the rental and expenses associated with the amphitheatre. Now, we need to raise money for over 35 performers, directors and dancers. Help us with our new Kickstarter Campaign for SANKOFA, Sat. July 6, 7:30 pm, at Cascades. It is a concert that tells the story in word, song & dance of the underground railroad.
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The First Annual Sankofa Concert will feature songs and dances from Underground, a breath-stopping musical that captures one slave's faith and determination to gain freedom for his family. Underground features songs from the 21-times award winning film and play of the same name, performed originally in Atlanta, GA. Book and Lyrics by Akil DuPont, Filmmaker, Playwright & Educator ( www.DuPontProductions.net). Lili Forbes, director and lead composer. Music by Nicholas Wheeler, Michael Gilreath, Curtis Bryant, James Deckle, John Hardon II, Tom & Judy Coogle, Noah Jackson and Christopher Rochester. Tickets are FREE but please reserve yours in advance at www.eventbrite.com. We are in need of your support, so you may also choose to DONATE to this effort at www.eventbrite.com. Thanks!... See MoreSee Less
First FREE Sankofa Concert at Cascades Park amphitheatre.
Based on Akil Dupont's the short film, “Underground,” that won 21 awards in 28 film festivals and two student Emmys, our concert by the same name features original songs and classic Negro spirituals, and choreography
Writer, producer, director and professor from Tallahassee (a graduate of FAMU and FSU), Akil Dupont, is coming from Atlanta to produce it, with the help of our own FAMU Alum, Director Lili Forbes and over 35 cast of volunteers.
The plot (1850): “'In a story told through song and with dreams of freedom tugging at his soul, Bali plans to escape from slavery after learning that his master, Jacob, is going to sell his young daughter, Emala, to help cover the financial losses that he has suffered from a drought.... See MoreSee Less
EMAIL JANS-TRIPS@COMCAST.NET. The next trip to Havana will be November 10th-18th to coincide with the Casino Salsa festival (dance classes & concerts). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info., and/or purchase Jan's book on amazon.com, A Beginner's Guide to Havana Cuba: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. "Support for the Cuban People" is the U.S. Treasury Dept. license travel category we will be going under; we will stay with families in their homes. Meet us there or go with us from Tallahassee to Tampa to catch a non-stop flight on Southwest. You may sign up for the dance lessons or not.... See MoreSee Less
We will drive to Orlando to take an evening flight on GOL Airlines to Salvador, Bahia (SSA) and arrive the next day. We will stay in the heart of the historic district, known as the Pelourinho, where Brazil's most African-influenced carnival takes place. It is NOTHING like Rio's. The art, food, dance, drums, music and people are amazing and rootsy. Join us.