Are you a fan of great music? Mark your calendars now for this year’s Taste of Soul Sunday event, held at the Main Library February 19, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. Starting the afternoon off at 1:15 p.m. will be the North American Choral Company, featuring special guest vocalist Sunny Wilkinson along with choirs from Sherwood Academy, East Leonard Elementary, Palmer Elementary, North Park Montessori and William C. Abney Academy.
Children and adults will love listening to drumming, learning dance and playing instruments from Africa and the Diaspora traditions. The Dunuya Drum and Dance collective will be performing this wonderfully engaging music in the Storytime Room at 1:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
West Michigan jazz vocalist Edye Evans Hyde is well known in the theatre as well as the music world. The West Michigan Jazz Society named her Musician of the Year for 2011. Edye has shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles and Linda Hopkins, and she will entertain us beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Serita’s Black Rose & the Disciples of Funk will get the library hip-hoppin’ at 3:00 p.m., so get ready to feel the music. Serita is an artist/singer/song writer with a range of vocal style from Chaka Khan to Mary J. Blige to Ko Ko Taylor.
For those whose spirit is lifted by gospel music, the inspirational voice of Carolyn Quinn-Allen will cap off the day at 4:00 p.m. Carolyn is a member of Debra Perry and Majestic Praise and is a woman of God. She released her first CD titled “Grateful” produced by Debra Perry.
Please join us to celebrate African Amercan History Month!