Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College heats up 2006-2007 with a new World Stages Series. The first performance, Dancehall Nights, features Freddie McGregor & King Yellowman on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 8PM. It’s a night to remember when two of Jamaica’s living legends appear on the stage of Whitman Theatre! The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Freddie McGregor, has been moving people with his socially conscious lyrics for over 40 years, creating some of Reggae’s greatest hits. King Yellowman, one of Jamaica’s first Dancehall superstars, ushered in a new era in Reggae music. His unprecedented success brought the popularity of “chattin” – the Reggae equivalent of rapping – to a whole new level and helped establish Dancehall as the wave of the future.
Continuing the series on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 8PM is the return of Jamaica’s beloved University Singers, featuring Christmas in the Caribbean and a program complete with holiday joy and cheer. Always a welcome favorite, these talented young men and women from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) perform with grace and style, consistently earning standing ovations.
World Stages concludes with South Africa’s electrifying Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 8PM. Nearly 20 years since Ladysmith Black Mambazo acquired superstar status in the West, courtesy of Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the singers’ skills have matured, transmitted through immaculately dovetailed harmonies in dozens of award-winning recordings and thousands of riveting concerts. Brooklyn Center is proud to welcome South Africa’s cultural emissary, which has revolutionized choral-group singing and almost single-handedly brought the music of a whole people to the world.
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Brooklyn Center’s 2006-2007 Season is generously supported, in part, by Air Jamaica, A. Williams Construction, Citigroup Foundation, Commerce Bank, Con Edison, Independence Community Foundation, JPMorgan Chase and the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund. Brooklyn Center also received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.