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Metro Detroit's FREE Concert of Colors Music Festival

By: | posted on: Jul 11, 2018

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Date(s) - 07/11/2018 - 07/15/2018
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

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Email:
ksilarski@accesscommunity.org
Website:
http://www.concertofcolors.com
Phone:
313.582.2266
Organization:
Arab American National Museum


DETROIT, MICHIGAN

26th Concert of Colors

July 11-15 in Midtown Detroit

Firebrands, fomenters, change agents and creative provocateurs – veteran and newcomer – dominate the lineup for the 26th Concert of Colors presented by the Arab American National Museum July 11-15, 2018 in Midtown Detroit. For more than a half-century, Buffy Sainte-Marie (above) has been a disruptor of the status quo. The beloved singer/songwriter takes the festival’s Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall) at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15.
FESTIVAL LINEUP + SCHEDULE
Flint’s multitalented Tunde Olaniran (below) is set to unleash his highly anticipated second album, Stranger, this summer; the single Vulnerable is already out and earning high praise from critics. Olaniran, a resident artist at Detroit’s Assemble Sound, appears at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, on the Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube). The festival lineup is filled with performers from all over the world including Transglobal Underground (U.K.), RAM (Haiti), El Conjunto Nueva (Mexico) and Mohsen Namjoo (Iran).
On Thursday, July 12, artists, activists and advocates will explore issues surrounding vulnerable communities at the Forum on Community, Culture & Race: State violence, trauma + healing through art. Through performance and dialogue, the Forum grapples with the role of art as a tool for advocacy and community building with performances by Sacramento Knoxx, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, singer/songwriter Ani Cordero and Walter Lacy. A keynote address by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha kicks off the panel discussion that includes DeJuan Bland, Ananya Chatterjea and Ani Cordero. The panel will be moderated by Charles Ezra Ferrell, Vice-President of Public Programs at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Copies of Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served. RSVP required at http://bit.ly/2018CoCForum.
FESTIVAL LINEUP + SCHEDULE
Concert of Colors is Metro Detroit’s FREE diversity music festival; Full lineup and schedule at www.concertofcolors.com.

 

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