DETROIT (WXYZ) - Award-winning world music performer and Detroit native Sean Blackman will take concert goers on a musical journey from West Africa to the shores of Brazil and beyond, performing a dynamic mix of Brazilian classics and original compositions including traditional African songs, ballads, bossa nova, high-life Afro-sambas, dancing, and more.
Ensemble musicians include Pathe Jassi (Senegal), Mady Kouyate (Sengal), Detroit's own Wendell Harrison, and Nanny Assis, renowned Afro Brazilian percussionist and vocalist from Bahia, Brazil by way of NYC. Attendees receive complimentary admission to the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil exhibit open both before and after the performance.
Tickets are $30 each or $20 each for museum members, and can be purchased at the museum, online at http://thewright.org/ or by phone at (800) 838-3006. Doors will open at 6 pm the evening of the performance, with the concert starting promptly at 7 pm.
Earlier in the day at 1 pm, the museum will host a lecture as a part of this Afro Brazilian celebration, with Sean Blackman demonstrating through different instruments and rhythms the migration of music around the globe. This family-friendly event includes a visual presentation mirroring the geographic journey, and Q&A period. The lecture is free with museum admission, which is $8 for adults (ages 13-61), and $5 for seniors (62+) and youth (3-12). Admission is free for museum members and children under 3.