Afrikania Cultural Troupe and The Meeting to be on SCC Campus April 19

Apr 11, 2018

Somerset Community College and the Watershed Arts Alliance are teaming up to bring two unique cultural events to the SCC campus Thursday, April 19 at 2:00pm and 6:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Afrikania Cultural Troupe – April 19

On Thursday, April 19, the Afrikania Cultural Troupe will be performing at 2 p.m. in the SCC Harold Rogers Student Commons Community Room, located on the SCC Somerset North Campus, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset. The event is free and open to the public.

The Afrikania Cultural Troupe is based in Anlo Afiadenyegba and features Gideon Alorwoyie, a chief master drummer. Formed in 1999 under the leadership of Albert Alaska Azameti, the group is fully dedicated to the preservation of ritual music and dance as well as the general culture of Ewe, Anlo speaking people of Ghana. Highly regarded as one of Ghana's foremost virtuosos of traditional music and dance, chief master drummer Alorwoyie leads his ensemble in the riveting music performing on traditional drums and percussion.

This event has proven to be a fun, educational, and inspiring musical experience for the entire family!  This year’s performance is co-sponsored by SCC and the local Watershed Arts Alliance group. 

The Meeting– April 19

On Thursday evening, April 19, Whit Whitaker and friends will be performing in the SCC Stoner Little Theater at 6:30 p.m. The theater is located in Stoner Hall on the SCC Somerset North Campus, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset. Whitaker will be performing a few songs throughout the evening and with Diana Hallman who will accompany him on the keyboard. The event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting”, starring Whit Whitaker and Patrick Mitchell, featuring Steven Bates.  The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Meeting won a Louis B. Mayer Award and eight 1987 NAACP Theatre Awards. It has been performed throughout Europe and the United States.

Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this eloquent play depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.


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