On Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm, African Voices, the premier Black literary arts magazine, will honor song stylist/storyteller Nancy Wilson. Ms. Wilson will be the recipient of the organization’s Ellie Charles Artists Awards. Congressman Charlie Rangel, State Senator Bill Perkins and Councilwoman Inez Dickens will offer special greetings in honor of Ms. Nancy Wilson. The awards ceremony is a a fundraising benefit for African Voices magazine. For tickets call (212) 865-2982 or visit www.africanvoices.com.
African Voices is paying tribute to Ms. Wilson’s distinguished contributions as an artist and community activist. The celebration will feature performances by Jazz Berry Jam!, renowned vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, IMPACT Repertory Theatre, poet Louis Reyes Rivera with Atiba Wilson and Songhei Djeli. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium Chairman Jitu K. Weusi, and Voza Rivers, the founder of the New Heritage Theatre Group, are among the many special guests participating in the tribute ceremony. WBGO Radio host Rob Crocker will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The reception begins at 5:30 pm and awards ceremony starts at 7:00 pm at Schomburg Center, 515 Lenox Ave (corner 135th St.). Tickets are $100 and $150 (includes private reception).
If you are unable to attend, please make a donation to African Voices, 270 W. 96th Street, New York, NY 10025. African Voices is a 501c3, non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
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