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An Afro Blue Christmas, Tuesday 12/26/17, 9:00am

Nov 29, 2017

Howard University's Afro Blue
Credit coas.howard.edu

From Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut, we hear a variety of African-American holiday spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire.  Hosted by Michele Norris.

The 12 young men and women in Howard University's premier vocal jazz ensemble, Afro Blue, sing as though they've been performing together for years. That, of course, is not the case — as with most college musical groups, the roster changes constantly as veteran members graduate and new ones step up to take their place. But, then again, Afro Blue is unlike most college groups, not many of whom can say that they reached the final four of NBC's The Sing-Off, or that they performed with Diane Reeves at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre.

As a further treat, Afro Blue was joined by jazz master and Howard University professor Cyrus Chestnut on piano, along with Eliot Seppa on bass and Carroll Dashiell III on drums.

SET LIST

    "Christmas Time Is Here"
    "O Come, O Come Emanuel"
    "Angels We Have Heard On High"
    "Silent Night"
    "Calypso Carol"
    "Someday At Christmas"
    "A Child Is Born"
    "Carol Of The Bells"
    "Christmas Present Blues"
    "That Is Love"
    "Will We Know Him"