The cultural scene is a vibrant part of the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina. The African & African American Arts Meetup group hosts and attends engaging events and activities throughout the community. From dance and theater to fine arts, music, and festivals, come experience the wonder, excitement and significance of African and African American arts in the Triangle.
WORRIED 2.0, The Play... expressed through drama and humor... dive into 12 touching monologues that explore the beautiful and painful experiences on things that make our hearts break and what makes it beat. Admission is $25. To purchase tickets, go to www.africanamericanarts.org.
Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition, Jazzmeia Horn, as a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer stands ready to take her place alongside the best headlining jazz vocalists of today.
A concert with Jazzmeia is an impressive treat of standards, hard bop anthems, spirituals, and R&B nuggets – an experience reflective of our times. Jazzmeia says her work is, “a call to social responsibility, to know your role in your community.” Great story-telling, an inspired message, fluid vocals, scat-singing, and spirited group performances – her debut album, A Social Call, features all one would hope to hear from a veteran vocalist of longstanding reputation. As such, the album serves as a clarion call, proudly announcing the arrival of a young, confident musical talent with a bright future ahead of her, blessed with a name that carries its own destiny. Admission is $26.40. Tickets can be purchased at www.africanamericanarts.org.
Let's see an amazing documentary! A light reception will follow the screening. To purchase a ticket, go to www.africanamericanarts.org.
André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South in Durham, NC to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Presented by the Triangle Friends of African American Arts in partnership with the Hayti Heritage Film Festival. Sponsored by the Durham Chapter of the Links Inc. There will be a light reception after the film. Admission is $10.