Complimentary tickets for tonights performance offered to Community Groups and Non Profits from Long Beach Central Area Association
2010-06-15 · By Editor
Internationally renowned Albino singer -songwriter Salif Keita performs in concert at the Terrace Theater in celebration of Juneteenth, the annual American holiday commemorating the end of slavery. Known as “The Golden Voice of Africa,” Salif Keita has been the goldsmith of modern Malian music for over 40 years. Keita made his first major U.S. breakthrough with “Tomorrow” and “Papa,” songs prominently featured on the original sound track for the 2001 motion picture, “Ali,” starring Will Smith. His most recent album, “La Différence,” was awarded the Best World Music 2010 Award at the Victoires de la musique , the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards. The 25-member MusicUntold Chorale will open for Keita with “I Dream a World” by Langston Hughes, musical arrangement by Dr. Rosephanye Powell; and “A Lincoln Letter,” with music composed by Ulysses Kay to accompany the text of Abraham Lincoln’s correspondence to a Confederate widow. The Kay performance will have the distinction of being the last endorsed performance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, a two year federal agency with website.
TONIGHT-Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802
Three Hundred (300) tickets are available at Neighborhood Resource Ceneter at 425 Atlantic Avenue on first come, first served basis. Call ahead to reserve tickets at (562) 570-1010.