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Nicole Mitchell: Sun Stream Songs For Moma Earth
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Our concert with Nicole Mitchell and Black Earth Ensemble was originally scheduled to take place in Asbury Hall. Due to the current health emergency, it, as with other music events around the world, had to be canceled.
In recognition of Earth Day, join us on our YouTube stream to watch Nicole Mitchell perform in a natural setting. The stream will be available starting at 8:00 p.m. on this page, our homepage, our YouTube channel, and on our Facebook page.
Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having been repeatedly awarded “Top Flutist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010-2017). Mitchell initially emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and her music celebrates contemporary African American culture. She is the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Black Earth Strings, Sonic Projections and Ice Crystal, and she composes for contemporary ensembles of varied instrumentation and size while incorporating improvisation and a wide aesthetic expression. The former first woman president of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Mitchell celebrates endless possibilities by “creating visionary worlds through music that bridge the familiar with the unknown.”