A concert of African-American music, dance and drama, directed by Thomas Warfield, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, in 240 Marriott Center for Dance at the University of Utah. The free concert is part of African-American Awareness Month activities. A reception will follow in the MDC lobby.
Warfield, an award-winning New York dancer, singer, actor and published poet, is a master's degree candidate at Utah. He will be assisted by modern dance major Gesel Mason."We want to get around the stereotypes of black singers and artists," said Warfield. "When we celebrate black achievement and history, we are really celebrating American achievement by people who happen to be black."
The program will include poetry, and an African dance by Warfield and Mason in African costumes from Warfield's personal collection, rap music and dance, and gospel music. The Black Student Union will perform scenes from plays that describe the African-American experience.