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Group Singing: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 2/26/2017
1:30 pm: Instruction for beginners
2:00 - 4 pm: Group Singing, all
Songbooks provided, beginners welcome!

Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers ( presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music and raise your voice in song! This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of the 1844 songbook "The Sacred Harp". Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe.

The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at Free and open to the public, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Jazz @ The CAM: The Batuquê Trio

Thursday, 3/2/2017
Join in to welcome the Batuquê Trio (, newcomers to the Jazz @ The CAM concert series offering blends of a myriad of Latin jazz styles, from the folkloric roots of Cuban and Brazilian music to contemporary trends in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean jazz. Comprised of Jamaal Baptiste - piano, Natalie Boeyink - bass, violin, piano and composer and Andy Smith - drummer and composer; Batuquê refers to Afro-Brazilian polyrhythmic drumming and dance. Purchase seats on CAM’s website:, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Pianist Jamaal Baptiste grew up on the island of Aruba, a nexus for the music of the Americas and Europe. His instinctive feel and musicianship delight listeners and dancers alike. Jamaal is comfortable performing in a wide range of musical settings, with experience in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel, Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean music. His island roots are infused into the trio's unique sound, and his versatility glues the band together. In addition to the trio, Jamaal is an original member of Ritmos Unidos, the latest collaboration from seven-time Grammy nominee and percussionist, Michael Spiro. In 2016, Jamaal graduated with a master's degree in jazz at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is now pursuing a PhD in ethnomusicology and leading the IU Soul Revue rhythm section.

Natalie Boeyink is an accomplished bassist, violinist, pianist, composer and educator who has worked primarily in jazz and Latin idioms. Equally influenced by bassists Ray Brown and Cachao, Natalie’s upright bass has traveled literally and figuratively through Brazil and Cuba, assimilating samba, son and rumba just as easily as she steadily walks through American jazz. In 2014 she was awarded a Tinker Foundation grant to study the performance and pedagogy of popular bass styles in Brazil, traveling to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Natal, Brasilia, and Campinas, Brazil. Natalie is a respected adjudicator and clinician, and performs regularly throughout the Midwest. She is currently on the jazz faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and holds a DME from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and master's and bachelor's degrees in jazz performance.

Musician, Educator, and Composer, Andy Smith is recognized internationally, having enjoyed a diverse career for over two decades. Andy's dynamic drumming style has been honed in Ghana, West Africa, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and in nearly every state in the continental U.S. Andy recently completed a Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His career has taken him from the recording studios of Nashville, TN to Tanglewood, Ravinia and the Hollywood Bowl. He has traveled to Ghana West Africa and the Caribbean to be immersed in African diasporic rhythm. In 2012, Andy was awarded a Tinker Foundation grant to study contemporary Brazilian Jazz drumming in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2016, Andy was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas El Paso.

The Jazz @ The CAM concert series is presented by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society ( Come hear musicians from Wilmington and around the state performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure. CAM Café is open and serving before and after the concerts, reservations suggested: 910.777.2363.

Dance: Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 3/5/2017
The Dance Cooperative, in association with CAM, provides informal showings to give working choreographers and dancers a place to present works in progress for review and critique in a nurturing environment. The public is invited to witness the creative process through its many stages and provide assistance to help the creator grow the works to realize their concepts to the fullest potential. If you are interested in presenting work, e-mail: no later than the Monday preceding each showcase. Special date. Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

GALLERY TALK: "Beyond the Horizon" - MS teachers

Thursday, 3/9/2017
GALLERY TALK: "Beyond the Horizon" with Todd Carignan, Alan Cradick, Joanne Geisel and Luc Travers

This Museum School semester Todd Carignan, Alan Cradick, Joanne Geisel and Luc Travers are offering classes with their different approaches to landscapes. In this group gallery talk hear what captures their imagination and interest about landscapes in general and specific art works in the exhibition "Beyond the Horizon" (on view through July 9, 2017). Join in to experience, explore and learn more about landscapes through the eyes of four Museum School teachers and their responses to "Beyond the Horizon". CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others. Hughes Wing.

"From the Fire" Opening Reception

Friday, 3/10/2017
CAM Members and guests: $10.00 per person
Be among the first to experience CAM’s new exhibition "From the Fire" (on view March 11 – August 27, 2017) and meet artists Rick Beck, John Littleton and Kate Vogel while enjoying food, cash bar and music by Upstarts and Rogues - Jude Eden on cello and Jeff Sanchez on guitar. Not a member? Join on CAM’s website:, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk.

Page to Stage: "Jump Ball"

Thursday, 3/16/2017
In honor of college basketball this month's Page to Stage theme is “Jump Ball”; to new beginnings and old adversities. Penny Kohut presents a version of “Hamlet” with comedic narration and translations; Ken Vest offers a scene from “Make Me an Angel” - Jo Lynn Dobbs fights with her son Luke as he tries to force her into an assisted living facility. Brad Field presents a unique view of the art of ballet; and Marc Matney explores dating with a reminder to be careful what you wish for.

Page to Stage Unlimited ( presents a series of staged readings of original, locally-written works offering a mix of comedy and drama with a different theme each month. Experience an informal evening of thought-provoking and lively new works and give your reactions and feedback. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.