Award winning world music performer and Detroit native Sean Blackman takes concert goers on a musical journey from West Africa to the beaches of Brazil on November 16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit MI).
Performing a dynamic mix of Brazilian classics and original songs that include traditional African ballads, bossa nova, high-life Afro sambas, dancing and more, Blackman’s in Transit ensemble features Pathe Jessi (Senegal), Mady Kouyate (Senegal), Wendell Harrison (Detroit), and renowned Afro-Brazilian percussionist and vocalist Nanny Assis (Brazil).
Attendees receive complimentary admission to the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northest of Brazil exhibit that opens before and after the performance. Tickets are $30 or $20 for museum members. They can be purchased in-person, online at TheWright.org or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Doors will open at 6 PM with the concert starting at 7 PM.