Black History Month: Music and Diversity is a celebration happening on Wednesday, February 25 at Great Falls Harvest Restaurant in Turners Falls.
Performing at 6pm will be The Forfia and David Duo. Pianist Ken Forfia and cellist Vernon C. David will play jazz standards ranging from Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk to Wayne Shorter. Many lesser known tunes will be included. Guests can expect wonderfully creative farm to table appetizers created especially for the celebration by chef Chris Menegoni of Great Falls Harvest Restaurant.
Performing at 7:30pm will be Bob McNeil, a spoken word artist from New York City. Accompanied by a percussionist, Mr. McNeil will share poems and songs that celebrate prominent African- Americans. He is the poetry editor for BLACFAX and the author of two books, Secular Sacraments and The Nubian Gallery, A Poetry Anthology. Even after all these years as a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, Mr. McNeil still hopes to express and address the needs of the human mosaic. Visit these links to Bob McNeil on facebook and youtube.
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