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Sankofa Theatre Presents Violinist Quinton Morris

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Jeffrey James <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 27 Mar 2006 16:13:44 -0800

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Sankofa Theatre Presents Violinist Quinton Morris in April 1 Benefit
Concert at Seattle University

Seattle's Sankofa Theatre will present a special benefit concert
featuring violin soloist Quinton Morris on Saturday, April 1 - 5:00 PM
at the Vachon Room, located in the Fine Arts Building (901 12th Avenue)
on the campus of Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.  This concert
is presented in honor of the Sankofa Theatre and their associated
organization, the W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture
in Accra, Ghana.

The recital will feature classic works by Beethoven and Afro-French
composer Le Chavalier de Saint-Georges, as well as a Suite for Violin
and Piano by Afro-American composer William Grant Still, accompanied by
Seattle dancer Vania Bynam.

Donation for the April 1 concert is $40 to benefit programs and activities
presented by Sankofa Theatre and the DuBois Center.  Reservations only
by phoning 206-328-7181, or by email [log in to unmask]  A reception
with the artists will follow the concert.

Featured violin soloist is Renton, Washington-native Quinton Morris.
A graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Boston
Conservatory, Mr. Morris is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate
at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has performed throughout the
U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is the recipient of numerous
competition awards, including the Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition.
He is also founder and director of The Young Eight,
(http://www.theyoungeight.com/) an octet of African American string
players.

Mr. Morris said of this concert, "I have a high degree of respect and
honor for the work being done by Sankofa Theatre.  I want to be a part
of creating new ways of learning about the Middle Passage and engaging
the community to be creative in expressing both the triumphs and the
tragedy of this era.  Creating new legacies and introducing historical
figures like William Grant Still and Le Chavalier de Saint-Georges is
important."

For more information about violinist Quinton Morris, please contact
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]

Sankofa Theatre, a Washington Nonprofit Organization, develops, presents
and advances creative opportunities to tell the stories of the Maafa (or
trans-Atlantic Slave Trade), using all forms of performing arts to educate
and expand understanding of the legacy, tragedies and triumphs of slavery.
The goal of Sankofa Theatre programs is to provide opportunities that
help to eliminate prejudice and discrimination toward decreasing racial
tension.

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Tel: 516-586-3433
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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