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The Afro-Semitic Experience to Perform at ONU

Jan 9, 2008
Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the Afro-Semitic Experience on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the English Chapel on the University's campus.

The musical group will participate in three events: a performance during the University's weekly chapel service at 11 a.m., a master class workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., and a final performance at 8 p.m.

With a rich combination of African-American and Jewish heritage, the six-member Afro-Semitic Experience brings soul-warming, inspirational music to the stage. The ensemble will present meaningful musical interpretations based in the rich traditions of gospel, klezmer, nigunim, spirituals, be-bop and swing.

Co-founders Warren Boyd, African-American jazz pianist, and David Chevan, Jewish-American jazz bassist, founded the Afro-Semitic Experience to deliver a positive and meaningful message about Black-Jewish relations. The unique performance brings together stories and music from sacred Jewish and African-American traditions.

All events are free and open to the public; freewill donations will be accepted. Donations can be designed for Habitat for Humanity (Allen and Hardin counties), Heifer International or Samaritan House. Ohio Northern University will match all donations.
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