The 19th Annual African American Heritage Festival

Posted: July 15, 2012 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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The performers:

New York native, Bob Baldwin, Jazz Artist, Radio Host and Music Presenter is an unsung hero
when it comes to the Contemporary/ Smooth jazz genre and is on the move.With a vision to take
his gift of music to bless those less fortunate and raise funds for organizations in need of help,
Bob Baulwin adds Arts Advocate and Educator to his resume. He is unapologetic when holding himself
and his associates accountable for doing it the ‘right way’ especially when it comes to business.
His debut book, “You Better Ask Somebody. It’s The Friggin’ Music Business.”

Voted the #1 band in Pittsburgh, the House Of Soul Band has gained the valuable necessary experience to approach
the national music scene. With the release of their CD, “SLAMMIN’!” which contains three beautiful ballads as well as medium and up-tempo selections for those who love the funky sounds of the 70’s and 80’s as well as the visionary listener of the new millennium.

Galen Abdur Razzaq is a talented and extraordiary flutist from Montclair, New jersey who has performed domestically and internationally for over 30 years. A former student of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Galen holdsa master’s
degree in fine arts and education. he is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer.

The Ibeji Drum Ensemble is composed of Dr.Anthony B. Mitchell and Beatrice Y. Mitchell and their twin sons, Anthony, Jr. and Dante. Ibeji means twins in the West African Yoruba tradition. As a family, the Mitchell�s embody the traditional musical heritage of Africa.
In 1999, the Mitchells journeyed to Senegal, West Africa to study West African percussion, dance and culture. Tony and Bea returned to Senegal in August 2003 to further their study of these traditions. Tony received a Fullbright Hays grant to study Ghanaian culture and music for six weeks in 2003.

Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601

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