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“Black ‘n ‘da Blues..." returns to the Delta Cultural Center

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM to June 17, 2019 8:30PM

Miller Annex Front Porch Stage  - 223 Cherry Street, Helena-West Helena AR



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The Delta Cultural Center, the Remember2019 Collective, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Lewis Prize of Music present their second tour of “Black ‘n da Blues: Stories and Songs from the Arkansas Delta."

The Delta Cultural Center (DCC), the Remember2019 Collective, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Lewis Prize of Music present their second tour of "Black 'n da Blues: Stories and Songs from the Arkansas Delta." 

The first performance of the tour begins Monday, June 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the DCC's Front Porch Stage in the Miller Annex, located at 223 Cherry Street in Historic downtown Helena.Admission is free. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Mauricio Salgado at (917) 312-2104, or [email protected] 

The roster of entertainers includes contemporary blues singer and high-stepper James “Gone for Good” Morgan, who has performed with R&B greats such as B.B. King, the Temptations and Bobby Blue Bland. Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright (see photo), blues singer/guitarist, will also claim his place at center stage. Mookie is one of a small but extraordinary group of young blues musicians who is keeping authentic blues music alive in the Delta. And rounding out the show will be the vocally gifted Vera White, a gospel singer from Elaine. 

Following its Helena opening, the show heads up to Bentonville, in Northwest, Ark., where two performances are scheduled at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/black-nda-blues-concert).  The public performance on June 23, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will be preceded by a private show on June 20, for members of the Lewis Prize for Music Institute.

Written by Carlos Sirah, an internationally produced writer and performer, and member of the Remember2019 Collective, the featured performances are by musicians from the Arkansas Delta.They present blues, spirituals and R & B, which tells the story of the last 100 years of cultural heritage and race history of Phillips County, Arkansas. To learn more about this organization visit www.remember2019.org. 

 

 

 


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