Carnegie Neighborhood Concert: Alicia Olatuja

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:

http://youtu.be/PNTBQSmIsWY

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.

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  • HarlemGo

    What a great show! Thank you all who attended, but I'm sure the pleasure was all yours.

    January 17, 2014

  • Joann J.

    Great show. It was really good to be able to get in and not have to wait on the standby line. Thanks Daniel.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Sandra

    In a word, excellent!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Mel

    Just made it. I'm in the nosebleeds. :-)

    January 16, 2014

  • HarlemGo

    Hi all. I'm standing at the Information Desk in a brown overcoat, plaid hat, and black jeans & shoes.

    January 16, 2014

  • LisaG

    Unfortunately I'm taking a winter course. I'm having a date with the library lol. I would rather come out and play but I have to finish this paper. :-(

    January 16, 2014

  • Daniel

    For folks currently listed on the waiting list, if you want to attend the concert tonight, come to the Schomburg at the meetup time (6pm) and find me near the Information Desk in the lobby.

    With arriving early, you help us improve your ability to get you in - which is very strong!

    Any questions or if you are running late, feel free to call/text me at 774.275.3646.

    Thanks!
    Daniel

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Kiel

    As much as I've been looking forward to this event i'm not going to be able to attend.

    Enjoy

    January 16, 2014

  • HarlemGo

    For folks currently listed on the waiting list, if you want to attend the concert tonight, come to the Schomburg at the meetup time (6pm) and find Daniel near the Information Desk.

    With arriving early, you help us improve your ability to get you in - which is very strong!

    Any questions or if you are running late, feel free to call/text Daniel at 774.275.3646.

    Thanks!

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • Barbara E.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this evening. I changed my RSVP and I hope someone else will be able to take my place.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Matthew

    Just relinquished my plus 1

    January 13, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hope we get a whole lot of cancelations lol I'm on the wait list . :(

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • lamel w.

    Me no shoot NOTHING!!!!..bro Daniel is a big cat..no beef from lamel...i am thankful for all the hard work bro Daniel does!!!...word to ya mutha

    January 3, 2014

  • lamel w.

    I hope they don't switch ms.Olatuja for Vanilla Ice... cause the group may really "LOSE IT" again..lol..just a lil joke family...Happy New You to ALL

    2 · January 3, 2014

    • Kiel

      ^^*shots fired*^^

      January 3, 2014

  • Ann

    i would love love love to go, alas i have yoga on thursdays and i'm trying to be "good" about making it to the class every week. :(

    January 2, 2014

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