>>>Pre-Performance Lecture: “The Trans-Atlantic British Influence on African Music” Free, public lecture before The Kingdom Choir
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Show Times:

November 9, 2019 • 6:45 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

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LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Were you awed by Kingdom Choir’s ethereal performance of “Stand By Me” at the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to Meghan Markle last year? Prior to the Choir’s performance, explore the history and British origins of this iconic song within the context of the African “call and response” tradition in the creation of gospel music, as well as the impact of British colonization on the African diaspora. Speaker Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman is an Assistant Professor of Music-Choral Conducting and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Southern Maine (USM), School of Music.

 

The pre-performance lecture takes place at Merrill Auditorium.

 

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.842.0800
Website:
http://portlandmaine.gov/574/Merrill-Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).