Black History Month Celebration - Dawn Drake & ZapOte

Cultural Event
Feb
07
Julia Ball Auditorium
8:00 pm

Gwynedd Mercy University will mark Black History Month by presenting this world-renowned Afro-Cuban all female ensemble, ZapOte! New York City-based bassist, Conguera, and singer-songwriter Dawn Drake lead this Global Groove ensemble ZapOte, which breaks down cultural barriers by incorporating everything from Afro-Cuban jazz to hip-hop to samba into a soul-shaking mix. Deep bass grooves and swinging horn lines provide a danceable backdrop for Drake’s socially conscious lyrics, which impart messages of universal consciousness, empowerment, and compassion. They regularly perform outreach concerts at schools in conjunction with the Brooklyn Arts Council, and they are part of a fiscally sponsored project called “Global Girls” which aims to empower women and youth through music.

Admission: Free