Chad School Foundation Joins Newark Public Schools to Support Event Featuring Famous Musicians
Newark, NJ, January 6, 2014 – Newark Public Schools and the Chad School Foundation will join together on Monday, January 13 from 12:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. for a special event, titled Voyages on the Black Atlantic, which will take place at Science Park High School, 260Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
More than 500 students from American History High School, Arts High School and Science Park High School will participate in a music history lesson that will take them from Africa to Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and Havana. They will follow the trail of the Tresillo, a three-note West African rhythm that can be found in modern music and at Mardi Gras events. Demonstrating the musical journey will be Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,Rock Hall of Fame inductee and Allman Brothers band co-founder Jaimoe, along with his Jasssz Band,which includes two Blues Hall of Fame members, and musicians and singers from Brazil and New Orleans. Student musicians will participate in the grand finale of the event, which is curated by musician Paul Lieberman.
Chad School Foundation Executive Director Reginald Lewis said of sponsoring the event, “Voyages onthe Black Atlantic is a rare cultural and music education opportunity for Newark students. So many of our young people are unaware of the enormous influence of African rhythms found in music genres around the world.We are very pleased to sponsor this program.”
WHO: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,Rock Hall of Fame inductee and Allman Brothers band co-founder Jaimoe, his Jasssz Band, musicians and singers from Brazil and New Orleans
WHAT: Voyages on the Black Atlantic
WHERE: Science Park High School, 260 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ 07102