Show highlights black women in music
CLU event is part of Black History Month

California Lutheran University will host a free performance of “Our Voice: A Celebration of Black Women in Music” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Preus-Brandt Forum, as part of Black History Month.

The performers are current and former cast members of Broadway’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia” and Disney’s “The Festival of The Lion King.” Nicole Pryor, Alana Simone, Nadine Roden, Angela Clark, Danielle White and Joel Rene make up the talented rotating cast.

This 45-minute show takes the audience on a journey through African American history using the music of African American women. The show includes songs like “Hoe Emma, Hoe,” a call and response slave song, and “Never Give Up,” which was originally performed by Yolanda Adams, one of gospel music’s most celebrated contemporary artists. It also includes the music of such 21st century entertainers as Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Beyonce.

The Las Vegas Review Journal called the show “a historical panorama in song, narration and photo projections.”
Reservations are requested. CLU’s Office of Multicultural and International Programs is sponsoring the show. For information and reservations, call Linda Boberg at (805) 493-3323.
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