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The Nile Project Community Day @ CAM

Sunday, 3/26/2017
1:00PM-5:00PM  
The Cameron Art Museum in partnership with UNCW Presents and The Nile Project (http://uncw.edu/presents/nile_project.html) invite you to participate in mini-concerts, discussion, storytelling and more led by seven of the Nile Project musicians. The 17 musicians here from the Nile region including Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan create and perform new music as a collective, with buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms supporting vocals in more than ten languages. CAM Café will be open extended hours until 4:00 pm offering a special menu inspired by the Nile region for purchase throughout the afternoon in addition to the regular brunch menu.

1:15 pm - Riverstories, conversations about the Nile and Cape Fear Rivers with Nile Project producer and CEO Mina Girgis, dancer/artist Kylah Thorpe and storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson.

2:30 pm - interactive music and dance workshop with the Nile Project musicians.

For details about the Nile Project concert and other public programs visit UNCW Presents web page (see link above). Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall


Pro Musica: “Out of Darkness into Light”

Thursday, 3/30/2017
7:00PM-8:00PM  
Pro Musica Concert Series--in its sixth season--celebrating the works of living composers-- will present a concert entitled “Out of Darkness into Light”, a new work by composer William Neil (http://williamneil.net/). Premiering this arrangement of the work is the Pro Musica Ensemble: Nancy King (soprano), Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi (violin), Helena Spencer (contrabassoon), Laurent Estoppey (saxophones) and Robert Nathanson (guitar). “Out of Darkness into Light” is really a mystery play interpreting, through composed and improvisational music, the beautiful prayer-like text that Malgosia Sawczuk created after her remarkable restoration work in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago.

Mr. Neil will play four short solo pieces as part of the evening. His music has been performed on both sides of the Atlantic and has been featured at the Festival of Music in Evian, France, the Electronic Plus Festival in New York, the Pontino Festival in Italy, and the New Music Chicago Festival.
CAM Members and students with valid college ID: $12.00, Non-Members:$18.00, UNCW Students free with valid ID (tax and fees not included) purchase seats on CAM's website, by phone and at CAM's Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.


Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 4/5/2017
1:30PM-2:00PM  
Every Wednesday explore our current exhibitions with Anne Brennan, CAM's Executive Director, with our new series of public tours.

CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others

From the Fire artist Shannon Brunskill

Wednesday, 4/5/2017
6:30PM-7:45PM  
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: From the Fire artist Shannon Brunskill
CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: $10.00, Non-Members: $15.00 (tax and fees not included)
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall & BW
Glass artist Shannon Brunskill discusses her work, inspiration and process in this lecture overview of her career. "Although these works begin based on my personal experiences, I attempt to create pieces that communicate emotions that are a part of the human experience. I hope that viewers can feel the essence of the pieces, and in turn the moments that they are derived from." Purchase seats on CAM's website, by phone and at CAM's Visitor Services desk.


Jazz @ The CAM: Jua

Thursday, 4/6/2017
6:30PM-8:00PM  
The Jazz @ The CAM concert series is pleased to welcome back the season five series (2014-15) opener, Jua (http://www.juasmusic.com) performing with a trio comprised of Andrew Berinson (piano), Donovan Cheatham (drums) and Lance Scott (bass) to close out season seven. Jua is a unique and emotive jazz vocal stylist whose range brings to mind Jon Lucien and Will Downing, among others.

Nearly ten years ago, Jua Howard (who uses only his first name professionally, Swahili for “sun”) was making quite a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. While living in the Washington D.C. area Jua was a background vocalist with the legendary Blackbyrds, “Jazz was clearly a big part of their foundation,” he says of the Blackbyrds. “Singing with them made me think seriously about pursuing a career in jazz.”

In June 2014, Jua showcased his change in musical focus with the release of his sophomore cd "Colors of Life". He currently resides in Raleigh, NC where he continues songwriting, performing and working on his next project. Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

The Jazz @ The CAM concert series is presented by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (www.capefearjazzsociety.org). 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.