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Barbara Laskin

SONGS OF THE EARTH” - An Eclectic African and African-American Mass

Songs of the Earth

St. Paul, Minn. - Feb. 23, 2009 -

Who:  The Macalester Concert Choir, the African Music Ensemble, Macalester Student Organizations: BLAC (Black Liberation Affairs Committee), Afrika!, CSA (Caribbean Student Association), and Voices of Tamani (an African-American gospel singing group); featuring Gospel soloist Tonia Hughes Kendrick; drummer Mac Santiago; Gospel pianist Thomas West; Artistic Director and Conductor Eugene Rogers; African Music Ensemble Director Sowah Mensah and Choreographer Patricia Brown.

What: Inaugural “SONGS OF THE EARTH” concert series, an eclectic mass performance with African-American gospel music and other music from Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Egypt.

When: Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m.

Where: Macalester College
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.

Contact: Barbara K. Laskin, Macalester College