From the Schomburg Center-
Singer Alicia Olatuja electrified a crowd of a million people on the National Mall at the 2013 presidential inauguration. She sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism. Her busy performance calendar includes collaborating with bassist and husband Michael Olatuja as the Olatuja Project; performing as a soloist with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble; and providing back-up vocals for Chaka Khan, Somi, and Christian McBride.
Below is a Ms. Olatuja singing at the Obama Inauguration 2013:
Our Meetup Group
The turn out for Carnegie Neighborhood Concerts tend to be very high, so we will like to be at the Schomburg Center early to get the best seats with as little issues as possible. We will meetup at the Schomburg Center at 6pm. The group will collect left of the Schomburg's Information Desk (when you come in, make a left past the desk) and proceed into the theater for seating at 6:30pm. If you RSVP to attend, please try to arrive to the meetup as close to 6pm as possible to avoid issues getting inside the theater. We will be generally unreachable by phone or text after 6:45pm. Concert starts at 7pm.
As always, if you're running late, need further directions, or have any questions, please give Daniel a call/text to 774.275.3646.
Directions to The Schomburg Center:
Train: Take the #2 or #3 trains to 135th Street. The Schomburg entrance is between 135th & 136 streets, on Malcom X Blvd. (Lenox Avenue).
Bus: Catch either the M7 or M102 to 135th Street and Malcolm X Blvd.
About the Carnegie Neighborhood Concert Series
From the tip of Brooklyn to the top of the Bronx, Carnegie Hall and its partner institutions bring inspiring music to neighborhoods in every borough for free. Whether it’s a swinging jazz trio playing in a library or a string quartet mesmerizing a museum audience, these concerts feature outstanding main stage artists, as well as exciting rising stars of classical, jazz, and world music. Warm and welcoming, Neighborhood Concerts are an unforgettable way to have fun with friends and family while hearing great music.
Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute and is sponsored by Target.
About The Schomburg Center
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.