MYHELAN, P.O. Box 677
Saturday, December 4, 2004
8 P.M - 10 P.M.
The young women's a cappella choral group, Amandala, will perform at Myhelan on Saturday, December 4, 2004, from 8-10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Myhelan Cultural Arts Alliance - bringing the world to our doorstep.
The songs of Amandala and an interview with Myhelan Board member Kate Sobolewski will be a featured segment on Centenary College Radio's weekly show, Contours, with host Melanie Thiel! Listen in Wednesday, November 25, between 9-10 p.m. on WNTI 91.9 FM radio or on the web, www.wnti.org
Amandala is an all-female, student-run, a cappella singing group from the Highland Park High School in New Jersey. Amandala celebrates the rich cultural heritage of people from around the globe through their music. The group was established in 1992 and has continued to perform with changing ensembles. New members join the group each year, while others graduate and leave the school, and the group.
Amandala's mission is to promote diversity through a wide range of melodies and musical traditions of different cultures. "Amandala" is the Zulu word for "power," and is often used to symbolize woman spirit. Amandala's repertoire includes songs from all over the world, including Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe. Some of the songs are ancient ethnic melodies while others are contemporary arrangements. The group adopts the selected music to the format of a cappella and arranges it through a collaborative effort.
Amandala performs regularly at public events and private occasions and has released a CD, entitled "Woman Spirit." They hope to raise sufficient funds to release a new CD at the end of this academic year.
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