Kekeli African Music and Dance Benefit Concert

For the victims of water devastation in Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico

Kekeli Performing at Wesleyan University

The UMass Dartmouth Kekeli African Music and Dance Club and Frederick Douglass Unity House present ‘………..and not a drop to drink,’ a benefit concert for the victims of water devastation in Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium.

Parking is in Lot 5 and suggested donation is $5 for students with ID and $10 for non-students. Donations of food, clothing, and non-perishable items will also be accepted.

The program will raise resources for, and consciousness about, the situation in these communities.

The program, MC’ed by Latoya Robertson, includes speakers Jose Galarza, Christian Louis, and Jose Soler; poets Everett Hoagland, DESSI, and Mwalim; projected visual imagery, and pre-concert painting in the Auditorium lobby by Erick Maldonado. Performers include Stanley Martinez with Latin American dance, the D’Sword Gospel Choir, The Step Dancers, the Lightworkers with vocalist Caiana Luse and bassist Antonio Irons, the Sankofa Jazz Ensemble with bassist Noah Mangelson, drummer Joseph Boulos, saxophonist Aaron Couto, and pianist royal hartigan, and the Kekeli African Music and Dance Ensemble led by Kwabena Boateng and Abraham Kobena Adzenyah.

For information please contact Donna Moore at the Frederick Douglass Unity House, dmoore@umassd.edu and (508) 999-9222 or royal hartigan at royaljhartigan@gmail.com and (508) 999-8572.

The event is supported by:
The Frederick Douglass Unity House, Share Esperanza, Black Student Union, Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, Mu Chapter, Haitian American Student Association, United Latino Society, D’sword Gospel Choir, Step Dancers, Delta Pi Omega Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, O.W.L.S In Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Theta Sigma Epsilon, Caribbean Student Association, Auditorium Tech Crew, Sankofa Jazz Ensemble, Kwabena Boateng, Abraham Kobena Adzenyah, Royal Hartigan, Kekeli African Music And Dance Club, Campus Services, David Milstone, Student Affairs Office, Student Activities Office, Conference And Events Office.

Kekeli Benefit Poster

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