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Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir

April 28, 2009 at 7:00pm

Come see Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir in concert at the PSR campus on April 28 at 7 pm, as part of Advancing Racial Justice Month at PSR. There is no admission charge for the event, sponsored by PSR's Dismantling Racism Committee.

Native San Franciscan Linda Tillery is a Grammy nominated vocalist, producer, arranger, speaker, and self-taught ethno-musicologist. For the past 16 years she has dedicated her artistic life to the research, teaching, and performance of the great African American oral tradition of song, stick, and story--the ancestor of today’s American popular song.

In 1992, Linda founded the Cultural Heritage Choir to carry out this important mission. She and the CHC tell the story of slavery and its lingering effects from the point of view of the slaves for whom music was often their only voice.

The Cultural Heritage Choir is a Grammy-nominated, percussion-driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to help preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music. Their music is rooted in the deep south and strongly connected to their West African and Caribbean origins.

Performing together since 1992, the Cultural Heritage Choir creates dynamic rhythms and sparkling energy on stage. Their vocals are lush and vibrant, their performances are poignant and uplifting.

The event will be held at the Ecumenical Center, 2401 LeConte Ave. at Scenic Ave. (one block north of UC Berkeley).

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