The performance will feature students on scholarship from Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa, as well as students from the United States. It is dedicated to Berklee president Roger Brown and his wife, Linda Mason, Belmont residents who established the Africa Scholars Program in 2008 to cover four years of full tuition plus room and board.
Galeota leads Berklee’s 16-member West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, which will perform traditional drum and dance pieces from Ghana and Togo. The concert will include original songs written by students from Kenya and Mozambique about their homelands and personal journeys, along with spoken word pieces and traditional and contemporary music.
Galeota, one of the advisers for the African student club, said he is moved by the camaraderie among its members.
“They are all so talented, but still help one another and maintain the kind of closeness that you find in the African communities,” he said. “My vision for the concert was to share all of their talent in one night and on one stage together.”
Tickets cost $8 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. For more information, call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com.
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