Vol. 8 No. 2
Summer  2001

the VOICE OF
AFRICAN MUSIC
a newsletter of the St. Louis African Chorus

 Songs
of the Sage

Culture

Culture is a product of a peoples' history.

But it also reflects that history and embodies a whole set of values by which a people view themselves and their place in time and space.

Cultural contact can therefore play a great part in bringing about mutual understanding between peoples of different [backgrounds and experiences.

Instead of racial/ethnic intolerance,
Instead of intellectual
marginalization;
Instead of imposing one’s own version of bigotry on unsuspecting minds,...]

Let people of the world dialogue together through culture

Adapted from
Moving the Centre: The Struggles for Cultural Freedoms by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. A celebrated writer from Kenya, Ngugi is Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies at New York. University..

KENYA’S NATIONAL CHOIR 
FIRST CONCERT
 
IN ST LOUIS!

Kenya's Muungano National Choir in residency with the  STL African Chorus from Sept 22 through Oct 6

African Chorus
Receives Missouri
Arts Award

St. Louis African Chorus became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Missouri Arts Award.

African-American
Music:
Definitively American!
A commentary on some of the African-Americans who gave
distinctive identity to America’s
 
musical arts


Old issues of the VOAM
Volume 8 No.1
Volume 7 No.2
Volume 7 No.1
Volume 6 No.4

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In This Issue

African-American Music: Definitively American!

News Tidbits:
Events in Cambridge, New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington, DC., Windhoek, etc.

MISSA LUBA: 
A Review 

Calendar of SLAC Events

Live! at the Sheldon
First CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

A E Na O
New CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

the Voice of African Music
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