Global Weekends: The African-American Musical Mosaic

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February 18, 2012


The American Museum of Natural History

Upper West Side

All Ages


Event description: Celebrate Black History Month with a variety of family-friendly activities and live performances by IMPACT Repertory Theatre, Charles Mack, and Sandra Reaves-Phillips. Harlem's own Grammy Award- and Academy Award-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre is rooted in the rich traditions of the African-American musical legacy. This popular choir inspires as it "raises the roof" with soulful traditional and contemporary gospel favorites.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Charles Mack, whose work is steeped in the blues traditions of Chicago's South Side, has brought funk, soul, and rhythm and blues to the stage with legends like Buddy Guy, Lucky Peterson, and Cypress Hill.

Singer and actress Sandra Reaves-Phillips has starred in numerous theatrical, television, and feature film roles, including as the dedicated music teacher in "Lean On Me" with Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman. A modern-day griot, Ms. Phillips blends the very best of the blues, gospel, and jazz into an artistry all her own.

Address: Central Park West at 79th Street
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-769-5100

About The American Museum of Natural History

Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.


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