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In collaboration with Dillard University, one of America's premier historic Black colleges and universities, JPAS will host the 2002 Festival of African & African-American Music -- FESAAM -- an international collection of activities related to the culture of Africa and its Diaspora. Activities include a series of concerts of new music, recitals, scholastic symposia, and special cultural presentations held throughout the community. In addition, FESAAM boasts three special programs of immense interest.

Patron Party
New Orleans Museum of Art
Yoruba Celebration
Thursday, Feb 21, 2002
6:30 pm

NOMA will join JPAS in celebrating FESAAM by hosting this special Patron Party with presentations and performances focusing on Yoruba and other West African peoples. This extravaganza will feature performing artists, WOFAL, the Percussion and Dance Troupe from Guinea, West Africa, and New Orleans' own Euphonious Brass Band to close the evening in a traditional second-line. Petra Mediterranean Restaurant will provide exotic ethnic fare in honor of this momentous occasion.

Orunmila's Voices: Songs From The Beginning Of Time
by distinguished Nigerian composer, Dr. Akin Euba
Saturday, Feb 23, 2002

Orunmila's Voices: Songs From The Beginning Of Time is a multi-disciplinary composition for soloists, chanters, chorus, dancers and full symphony orchestra. It will be performed in the Yoruba language (native to the people of southwest Africa) with English subtitles.

House of Blues Gospel Brunch
Sunday, Feb 24, 2002
9:30 am

The closing event of FESAAM will be a traditional New Orleans gospel brunch at the House of Blues featuring local Gospel groups and church choirs. Great food and fabulous music -- no place on earth can do it better than New Orleans and the House of Blues.

Sponsored by Hibernia National Bank and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, House of Blues, National Endowment for the Arts, Petra Restaurant, and Southern Arts Federation.


The Festival of African and African American Music

Dates: February 20 - 24, 2002

Venues:  Dillard University and Jefferson Performing Arts Theatre

Deadline:  December 15, 2001

Please submit an abstract to Lucius R. Weathersby or by snail mail to:
 2601 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, La 70122. (Those who have already mailed
abstract to ICMAD Secretariat need not resubmit) 

If you are submitting a concert or lecture concert proposal, please submit 15 minutes of a recent recording of you.  The content does not have to be the selections you are submitting for approval.

Registration FEE:  $150.00

Registration fee for this four day event which include transportation to and from your hotel to all events, lunch at Dillard University, and tickets to the New Orleans Museum of Art Yoruba Celebration on the 21st of February at 7:30PM, as well as the World Premiere of Orunmila Voices by Dr. Akin Euba on the 23rd.  In addition to all the above, we will have special lectures given by the curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive as well as by Dr. Clifton Johnson, founder and director emeritus of the Amistad Research Center all at Tulane University.
Click here for Online Registration.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Landmark Hotel in Metairie at the rate of $68.48 per night for up to four people in a room. Conference delegates should make reservation directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-277-7575 8am - 3pm. These rooms will be held until January 28. After that, accommodations will be subject to availability, and rates may increase. Accommodations must be guaranteed with a credit card and reservation must be cancelled seven (7) days in advance or a penalty fee of the first night's room and tax of $68.48 will be charged to the credit card. When reserving your room, please indicate that you will be attending FESAAM with JPAS and Dillard University. The room rate of $68.48 will be available three (3) days prior to FESAAM and three (3) days after the event based on availability.

Best Western Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002
504 888-9500

Special Airline information  
Delta Air Lines is offering special rates which allow you a 5% discount off Delta's published round-trip fares.  By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to your departure date, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount. Applicable restrictions must be met. Seats are limited.   To take advantage of these discounts, call Delta Meeting Network Reservation at 1-800-241-6760  Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and refer to File Number 178813A.
Southwest Airlines is offering a 10% discount on most of its already low fares for air travel to and from the event.  You or your travel agent may call Southwest Airlines group and Meetings Reservations at1-800-433-5368 and reference I.D. Code R9531.  Sales Agents are available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday -Friday or 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  You must make reservations five or more days prior to travel to take advantage of this offer.

Please contact Lucius Weathersby at 504. 816.4813 with any questions.