This annual tribute concert will celebrate the lives and legacies of three stalwarts of African American and African Caribbean Culture: Pearl Primus, Nina Simone and the founder of Something Positive, Cheryl Byron. The concert will feature Michael Manswell’s “Sweet Nina Suite” honoring Nina Simone, Pearl Primus’ “Hard Time Blues” in celebration of her legacy, and Cheryl Byron’s riveting “Ancestral Chant.” Something Positive is a performing arts and education organization dedicated to the art and culture of the African Diaspora and its cross-cultural influences.
Something Positive Something Positive Cocktails & Conversations Fundraising Reception
Location: The Riggio Cyber Cafe, L.I.U Brooklyn Campus
Duration: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A pre-concert fundraising reception, "Cocktails & Conversations" - sponsored by Tropical Paradise Restaurant & Ballroom - will feature special guests including: Calypso King of The World, The Mighty Sparrow; Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2003, Faye Alibocus; Acclaimed actress, Hazelle Goodman; Broadway producer, Aubrey Lynch; authors Akoshia Yoba; Peggy and Murray Schwartz (The Dance Claimed Me - A Biography of Pearl Primus); Recording artist, Kevon Carter; The Nyasha Rhoden Steel Pan Quartet; and music mixed by DJ Keith.