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Guest artists will perform "Aint I A Woman" live in the Pollock Theatre on March 5, 12 noon.


Revae Reynolds

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COD Celebrates Black History Month & Women’s History Month
PALM DESERT, CA—The College of the Desert Diversity Council, Office of Student Life, and SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) are sponsoring a chamber music theatre piece to celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month. The production by Core Ensemble is called,
“Ain’t I a Woman!”
Pollock Theatre
College of the Desert
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm, followed by Q&A
Free admission for all


Chamber Music Theatre is a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative and chamber music performance.


Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.


Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans.


Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of four passionate and accomplished women.


Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally to Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, and the British Virgin Islands. The Core Ensemble has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Palm Beach County Cultural Council; and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
At its February meeting, the Board of Trustees of College of the Desert approved a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month and March as Women’s History Month. The college’s Diversity Council works to promote an institutional culture of respect, understanding, and acceptance for all.
Admission is free, space is limited.
For more information, contact the Diversity Council at (760) 776-7331.
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Created at 2/14/2013 4:11 PM by Revae Reynolds
Last modified at 9/7/2017 1:00 PM by Michael Harlow