Duke Performances

Black Atlantic

Monday, March 25 thru Saturday, March 30, 2019


In March 2018, Duke Performances brought some of the most musically fabled regions of the world to Durham with Black Atlantic, a weeklong festival in downtown Durham celebrating the music of Africa and the African diaspora through the Americas. This season, Black Atlantic returns to Motorco (and adds one concert at Baldwin Auditorium) in search of further cultural connections, this time with artists from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Mali / Ivory Coast / France, Mauritania, Cuba, Niger, New York, and Brazil. In addition to the evening performances, the festival will feature a keynote by Derek Gripper, visits by participating musicians to Duke classes, and free public discussions and demonstrations throughout the week.



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