Linda Tillery @ SF International Arts Festival 2007

The San Francisco International Arts Festival 2007
The Truth in Knowing/A Conversation Across the African Diaspora
May 16 – May 27 

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SKYE’S FESTIVAL PICK 

Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir (USA)
in collaboration with
Black Voices (England)
and
A Bay Area Community Chorus

A Long Journey Home: Concertizing the Golden Triangle

Friday, May 25, 8pm
Providence Baptist Church
1601 McKinnon Street, San Francisco
by donation

Saturday, May 26, 8pm
Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street, San Francisco
$25 General Admission

Sunday, May 27, 8pm
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street, San Francisco
$25 General Admission

“These songs are survival music,” explains San Francisco native and musical treasure Linda Tillery founder of the City’s Cultural Heritage Choir. “This music, particularly the spirituals, has kept Black people alive through slavery, night rider’s raids, and segregation.”

The music of which she speaks – or sings – is a golden throated thread coursing through the 4th Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival. This year’s Festival promises to introduce thousands more to such music as Tillery joins with the acclaimed ensemble Black Voices from Birmingham, England to perform the newly commissioned work A Long Journey Home: Concertizing the Golden Triangle. The theme of “survival” takes on additional meaning with the Festival’s closing night concert at Grace Cathedral, a performance which coincides with the end of the Cathedral’s exhibition of The Keiskamma Altarpiece: a monumental artwork created by rural South African women whose families have been devastated by AIDS /HIV. The Altarpiece conveys a message of hope for people who are contending with the devastation that AIDS has wrought in their lives in the midst of poverty and other hardships.

http://www.sfiaf.org /2007/artists/music/tillery.html

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The Cultural Heritage Choir

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Black Voices (UK)

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