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“We’ve Come this Far by Faith: Songs from the Black Experience”, May 22nd, 3 – 4:30 pm

“We’ve Come this Far by Faith: Songs from the Black Experience”
May 22nd, 3 – 4:30 pm
at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Van Ness Avenue at Clay.

The Racial Justice Task Force of Old First Presbyterian Church is thrilled to present Dr. Terence Elliott and Nymani Music in a journey through the history of the African American experience through music.  Dr. Elliott, a professor of music and African-American history, will be giving a lecture and performance drawing from his book, “Spirit, Rhythm, and Story: Community Building and Healing through Song”.
Please join us for an uplifting journey through Black American music.  Suggested donation of $20. Masks required.

Many thanks to co-sponsors: Calvary Presbyterian Church, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Grace and Restoration Project of the West Bay Antiracism Group.

Dr. Terence Elliott

Dr. Terence Elliott is a professor of music and African American Studies. He has taught and performed throughout the Bay Area and internationally.  He uses music to bring communities together and find common purpose with an uplifting journey through song and discussion.

Together with Dr Elliott, Nymani Music ensemble will perform with djembe hand drums, bass, trap drums, and piano, with vocals to present several selections featuring, West African drumming, spirituals, jazz, soul, and original compositions.

Dr. Elliott is dedicated to uplifting and liberating people by instilling the importance of education through community involvement and service. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, M.A. in Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Studies, and a B.A. in Music and Black Studies from San Francisco State University.

The unique event is sponsored by Old First Presbyterian Church, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Grace and Restoration Project of West Bay Presbyterian Antiracism Group, and others.

Public transit on MUNI (#49, #1) and parking (Old First Garage @ Sacramento/Polk) provide convenient access to St. Luke’s Church.

For further information, contact Tom Culp at 415-994-0533 or Lori Yamauchi at 415-602-6898.

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