Cumberland Winds Black History Month
100 Franklin Street
The sounds of West Africa will fill the hall of Clarksville's oldest professional theatre one afternoon this month.
The Cumberland Winds celebrates Black History Month with a special concert in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, February 23, at 2:00pm.
Organized by Yvonne Kendall and Mike Ritter, this narrated performance of instruments, song and dance will travel through time from West Africa to the Americas -- North America, South America and the Caribbean -- celebrating the musical influence of African culture in the New World. Performed by the members of the Cumberland Winds and featuring the Woodwind Quintet, the evening will include appearances by guest artists from the faculty of Austin Peay State University and Middle Tennessee State University.
Tickets to the performance are $15 and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the Roxy Regional Theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to the performance).
The Cumberland Winds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to promote and foster excellence in wind and jazz ensembles in the regional Tennessee Cumberland River area. The organization provides quality professional level performing ensembles and promotes and provides musical educational venues, clinics and master classes for students and adults. The musical groups which make up the Cumberland Winds include a concert band, big band, dixie band, jazz combo, brass quintet and woodwind quintet, as well as a number of solo instrumentalists. For more information, visit www.cumberlandwinds.org.