Syracuse's Community Folk Art Center to Host an Evening with Daniel Roumain, 10/18
Community Folk Art Center will be hosting an evening with critically acclaimed musicIan Daniel Roumain on Friday, October 18th at 7pm. The concert titled, "Hear Haiti Here," will be held as part of our highly anticipated concert series, A Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora (JMAD).
Daniel Bernard Roumain is a classically trained violinist and composer, whose contemporary compositions have been lauded by critics, fellow musicians, and audiences worldwide. Roumain earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, and received his doctorate in musical composition from the University of Michigan. Roumain's celebrated two-decade career began with his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2000, where he appeared with the American Composers Orchestra to perform his Harlem Essay for Orchestra, a Whitaker commission. Roumain went on to compose works for an array of illustrious orchestra and chamber ensembles, those of which include the Albany Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Dogs of Desire Ensemble, the Library of Congress, the Stuttgart Symphony. He has since been commissioned by artists that span across the musical spectrum, including Phillip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover, and Lady Gaga.
JMAD, now in its third year, this series explores and celebrates the rich creativity, depth and legacy of African diaspora musical traditions played by local, regional and nationally recognized musicians. With an opportunity to hear music from latin to gospel,JMAD creates a space for people to come together around a central idea, music, and listen to signature pieces by talented musicians whose individual diversity is as varied as the genres of music.
This event is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome to support our education programming.
We are able to host A Journey through Music of the African Diaspora with support from our sponsors Syracuse University College, The Gifford Foundation and The Third Thursday (TH3).
The Community Folk Art Center is a vibrant artistic and cultural hub committed to the promotion and development of artists in the African Diaspora. The mission of the center is to exalt cultural and artistic pluralism by collection, exhibiting, teaching, and interpreting the visual and performing arts. Public programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, gallery talks, workshops and courses in the studio, performing and expressive arts. A proud unit of the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University, CFAC is a beacon of artistry, creativity and cultural expression engaging the Syracuse community and the world.