African Chorus® and the International Consortium
for the Music of Africa & its Diaspora (ICMAD),
in historic collaboration with
Park University, Parkville, MO announce the Festival of African & African American
Music (FESAAM 2004): The Inaugural Event of the Fela
Sowande Centennial Symposia & Festivals.
Festival of African & African American Music (FESAAM 2004),
An Inaugural Event of the Fela Sowande Centennial Symposia & Festival
October 22-24, 2004
City, Missouri, USA
The University City Symphony
Orchestra directed by Maestro Dr. Leon Burke, the
Cameron Youth Chamber Orchestra
directed by Mr. Brian Kellum, the Boys Choir
of Kenya directed by J. Muyale Inzai, as well as
Lecturers, Solo Performers, Composers, Conductors, Music Directors, Music
Publishers, Promoters, Etc.
Concerts, Lecture-Recitals, Discussion Groups, Workshops, Master Classes,
World Premieres of Lucius
Weathersby's "Nketia Suite for Orchestra," Gary Nash's
"Big Medisonial Ceremonial,"
Click here to Print SCHEDULE
Regular Online Registration
(online registration through
Thanks to a special arrangement with Park University the AMERISUITES KCI
AIRPORT has offered a special discount rate of $55/night. A block of rooms will
be reserved from October 21-25. Delegates will be billed only for the number of
nights stayed. Please note other info/instructions below:
i. Hotel Address: (Visit our website for directions hotel amenities)
AMERISUITES KCI AIRPORT
AIRPORT 3 MILES/DWNTWN 14 MILE
7600 NW 97TH TERRACE - Kansas City, MO.
Tel: 816-891-0871 (Mention the Sowande Festival to receive special rate of
Click here for HOTEL INFO & AMENITIES:
ii. Cameron Youth Orchestra delegates: The hotel is aware of your need to have
4-persons (maximum) to some of the rooms. Their spacious suites will amply
accommodate your needs.
iii. University City Orchestra delegates: Ditto info above for those who wish
to reserve rooms
iv. Boys Choir of Kenya delegates: Ditto info above.
v. All delegates: For any inquiry please request to speak with Melinda Sluder
(AmeriSuites Sales Assistant) at 816-891-0871 or call African Chorus at
vi. 2 complimentary shuttles are available – Airport/Hotel shuttle,
compliment of Amerisuites; Hotel/Park U shuttle compliment of Park University.
Sightsee or other pleasure transportation needs is available for a fee through
vii. The official HOTLINE telephone numbers for the Festival are 314-431-5225;
in the Kansas City area call (816) 584-6888.
viii. Click here to review Festival
info or copy
http://www.africanchorus.org/ICMAD/fesaam.htm to your browser.