Opera Philadelphia

The Sankofa Project: A Journey Through Black Music and Artistry

September 9, 2023
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
The African America Museum in Philadelphia, Auditorium
701 Arch Street

The Sankofa Project: A Journey Through Black Music and Artistry explores the rich tapestry of vocal music created by African Americans. This program features music by and tributes to Black musical figures in many genres such as Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions, including Price and Bonds performed by five young HBCU alumni artists. Along with the powerful music, audiences will be treated to the powerful stories of these legendary artists through narration and dramatic interpretation. The music and artistry of African people are much like that precious egg in the mouth of the bird, full of vitality and sustainable resources. In experiencing this program, all will be inspired by these pivotal artists of the past and determined to move forward in creating a brighter future for us all.   

Ticket coming soon.

The Sankofa Project is conceived and curated by Patrick Dailey, countertenor.

Thank you to our generous partners at The International Florence Price Festival and The African American Museum in Philadelphia.

The African America Museum in Philadelphia

Sat, Sep 9 1:00 p.m.

Approximately one hour

Chat with Guest Services