African Chorus Inc in collaboration with
The International Consortium for the
Music of Africa and its Diaspora

Presents

The Festival of African & African American Music (FESAAM 2004)
An Inaugural Event of the International Fela Sowande Centennial Celebrations
Hosted by
Park University, Parkville-Kansas City, Missouri, USA
October 22-24, 2004

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 21

TIME LOCATION/EVENT MEDIA SERVICES
 

AmeriSuite Hotel Lobby

 
7:00 - 9:00 PM Registration  
     

Friday, October 22

TIME LOCATION/EVENT MEDIA SERVICES

 

Park University Chapel

 

9:00 AM

Registration  
10:00 AM Welcome: Park University President, Beverly Byers-Pevitts Podium, Microphone, Recording.
10:10 AM Festival Keynote Address:
THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF AFRICAN ART MUSIC
Emrt. Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia (University of Ghana)
 Podium, Microphone, Recording.
10:30  AM Recital: Coleridge Tayor Perkinson-Sonata No. 2
 Darryl Hollister, Piano
(Boston, MA)
Podium, Microphone, Recording.
11:00 AM BREAK  
11:10 AM Paper: Fela Sowande Years in London: 1943 to 1950.
Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike
(University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Podium, Microphone
11:50 AM Paper: Bury Me Eas' or Wes': Exploring Fela Sowande's Doctrine of Cultural Identity and Global Citizenry Oyebade Dosunmu
(University of Pittsburgh)
Podium, Microphone
12:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK  
1:45 PM Report: The Mohapeloa Centre: The Legacy of a Renaissance Man Moroesi Sibandze
(Lesotho)
Podium, Microphone
2:15 PM Paper: HumanityCentricity: A New American Paradigm.
Timothy Moore
(Kent State University)
Podium, Microphone
3:00 PM Paper: Wisdom from Under the Iroko: To Be Seated at the Feet of an African Elder.
Mwatabu S. Okantah
(Kent State University)
Podium, Microphone
3:45 PM  BREAK  
4:00 PM Multimedia Demo: Computer-aided transcription of African Music: The Project for Archiving and Documenting the Musical Composition of J.H. Kwabena Nketia
Andrews Agyemfra-Tettey
(Legon-Accra, Ghana)
Podium, Microphone, Table, Computer Interface to Stereo Sound System
5:00 PM Report: Planning Update for the
Fela Sowande Centennial
in the UK and Nigeria
(Fred Onovwerosuoke - ICMAD director, Mosun Omibiyi-Obidike - Nigeria liaison, Mike Wright - UK liaison by teleconference)
 Podium, 2 microphones, Table, Teleconference interface to PA system
5:30 PM DINNER BREAK  
7:00 PM  CONCERT I :
Uzoigwe - Abigbo
Wallace Cheatham - Three Preludes
Akin Euba - Themes From Chaka 2
Robert Kwami - Two Pieces

Darryl Hollister, Piano.


Fela Sowande:
A Selection of Organ Works
  Pastourelle,
Go Down Moses
,
Joshua Fit De Battle ob Jericho
,
Kyrie
, Yoruba Lament

Lucius Weathersby - Organ
(Dillard University, New Orleans)
Recording
10:00 PM Shuttle bus departs for hotel  
 
Saturday, October 23
TIME LOCATION/EVENT MEDIA SERVICES
  Park University Woodard Hall  
8:45 AM Configuring Settings of African Melodies for Concert Performances Jean Kidula
(University of Georgia, Athens, GA) Demo choral group in attendance:
The Boys Choir of Kenya
 Podium, Microphone, Recording
9:30 AM Perspectives on African Music: Faqs from the African Choral Music Workshops
Fred Onovwerosuoke
(African Chorus, St. Louis)
Podium, Microphone, Recording
10:00 AM The Pedagogical Piano Music of Adolphus Hailstork and Howard Swanson.
James Oakes,
(Xavier University, New Orleans)
 Podium, Microphone, Recording
10:30 AM BREAK  
10:45 AM Panel Discussion:
Music Publishing Project: The Politics of Publishing & Marketing New Music
.
Panel: Dominique de Lerma, (Chair); Brent Henri Betters, Judith Anne Still, Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, Lucius Weathersby, J.H.Kwabena Nketia
Podium, Table, 6 microphones, Teleconference interface to PA system
11:30 AM Lecture-Recital:
Music for Flute Music by Select African and African-American Composers.
Wendy Hymes
(Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge)
Darryl Hollister, piano
Podium, Microphone, Recording
12:15 PM  LUNCH BREAK  
2:00 PM Private Session: ICMAD Trustees Meeting 1  
  Park University Theatre  
2:30 PM Composer's Forum: Gymah Labi, Gary Nash, J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Lucius Weathersby, UCSO conductor Leon Burke Podium, Microphone, Recording
3:00 PM CONCERT II:
The University City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Maestro Dr. Leon Burke
(Works include Folk Symphony by Sowande, Nketia Suite by Weathersby, Big Medisonial for Orchestra by Nash, Ghanaian Fantasia No. 2 in B-flat by Labi)
Recording
5:00 PM DINNER BREAK  
  Park University Chapel  
7:00 PM CONCERT III:
The Cameron Youth Orchestra, directed by Brian Kellum.
The Boys Choir of Kenya,
directed by J. Muyale Inzai
 Podium and Microphone, 4 choral (omindirectional condenser) mics, Generic lights, Full Stereo sound output and 8-channel computer-disc recording for choir.
  Park University Thompson Hall  
9:00 PM President's Reception  
11:00 PM Shuttle bus departs for hotel  
 
Sunday, October 24
TIME LOCATION/EVENT MEDIA SERVICES
  AmeriSuite Hotel Lounge  
9:00 AM Private Session: ICMAD Trustees Meeting 2:  
  Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO  
3:00 PM CONCERT IV:
The Cameron Youth Orchestra, directed by Brian Kellum.
The Boys Choir of Kenya,
directed by J. Muyale Inzai
Ditto Concert III
6:00 PM Delegates depart  
     
International Consortium for Music of Africa & its Diaspora

Contact

STL African Chorus
3547 Olive Street, Suite 110

St. Louis, MO 63103
Tel: 314-431-5225

Email: icmad@africanchorus.org
African Chorus, Inc.
2405 Belmont Place

Metairie, LA 70001
Tel: 504-813-1443

Email: icmad@africanchorus.org

 


 

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