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Black Atlantic, a weeklong Series in Durham celebrating the music of Africa and the African diaspora

Noura Mint Seymali, one of the artists scheduled to perform

Throughout March 2019, Duke Performances will be presenting some of the finest world music acts from Africa and the African diaspora with Black Atlantic. The series is a week-long festival that will take place at Durham’s iconic Motorco music club (and one addiitonal concert at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium).

Black Atlantic will feature artists from South Africa, Mauritania, Mali, Cuba, Brazil and the USA.  The concert by Nigerien band Tal National was cancelled.

Black Atlantic Schedule

Black Atlantic: Derek Gripper & Africa Strings
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

Black Atlantic: Fatoumata Diawara
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

Noura Mint Seymali: Public Demonstration and Q&A
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12 pm

Black Atlantic: Noura Mint Seymali
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

Caique Vidal: Public Demonstration and Q&A
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 3 pm

Black Atlantic: Daymé Arocena
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

Black Atlantic: Dafnis Prieto Big Band
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Baldwin Auditorium

Black Atlantic: The Campbell Brothers
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

Black Atlantic: Danilo Brito
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (20:00)
Motorco Music Hall

More information and tickets at dukeperformances.duke.edu/event-category/black-atlantic

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Artist Profiles: The Campbell Brothers

The Campbell Brothers

The Campbell Brothers, from Rush, New York, perform Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocals. This tradition is just now emerging from the House of God Keith Dominion Church where for over decades it has been an integral part of worship and a vital if little known American tradition. As the music moves from sanctuary to concert hall, including the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Symphony Space, secular audiences are now able to appreciate a performance both religious and rocking.

Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell (2004 National Heritage Fellowship recipient) and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in this tradition. Rounding out the band which has been playing together for over two decades is a high-energy rhythm section featuring brother Phil Campbell on electric guitar, his son Carlton on drums and bassist Malcom Kirby. Classic gutsy gospel vocals by Katie Jackson and/or Denise Brown bring the ensemble to a high level of energy.

Discography:

Pass Me Not (Arhoolie Records, 1997)
Sacred Steel On Tour! (Arhoolie Records, 2001)
Sacred Steel for the Holidays (Arhoolie Records, 2001)
Can You Feel It? (Ropeadope Records, 2005)
Beyond The 4 Walls (APO Records, 2013)

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