Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener: The Heartbeat of World Music

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Ages 5 and up
Sharon Katz: The Heartbeat of World Music
May 19, 1-3 pm
Free family program; pre-registration required

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for your heart and soul to be warmed by the South African sounds of Sharon Katz. Blending Sharon’s South African picking style of guitar work, pulsating dances, compelling lyrics, and rich harmonies, Sharon takes you on a joyride through South Africa’s past and into the future. This performance is participatory and for all ages, and promises to be motivational and inspirational. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for an afternoon of excellent music and an inspiring humanitarian message.

Grammy-nominated Sharon Katz made history in Sharon’s home country of South Africa in 1992 when they helped Nelson Mandela end Apartheid by forming the country’s first, 500-voice, mixed-race performing group.  Then everybody got on a train that became known as “The Peace Train” and performed around South Africa to help spread Mandela’s vision of a Rainbow Nation and prepare the country for peaceful elections. Sharon is also the subject of a multiple-award winning documentary film entitled When Voices Meet, which is narrated by John Kani of Black Panther fame. Sharon Katz has never stopped spreading their message of peace and unity and recently returned from Mexico where they crossed the border with American singers and musicians and joined hundreds of young singers in Mexico for a day of workshops and concerts.

Participants are invited to explore the Museum galleries, engaging in theme-related gallery scavenger hunts, drawing activities, and Museum fun following this performance.

Unplugged Sundays are sponsored by the Leff Family Foundation.