Events Calendar
Sunday December 29, 2013

Nelson Mandela Tribute
with Songs of Africa Ensemble
a Kwanzaa concert, Dec. 29, 2013, 4:00PM at Pilgrim Congregational
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Saturday December 21, 2013

Sonic Safari
with Songs of Africa Ensemble
Open, free Holiday concert at Lambert St. Louis Airport. 3:00-5:00PM
(Terminal 1, Lower Level)

Thursday & Friday, October 17-18, 2013

Sonic Safari with Songs of Africa Ensemble
Educational Concert at the Sheldon 10:30AM & 10:00AM, respectively


October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri

Tentative Schedule

Friday October 11, 2013

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Choral repertoire for young voices
 Centene Center, 3547 Olive Street (4th Floor Atrium)

 3:00PM - 6:00 PM: Community Outreach Workshops
 Multiple venues around St. Louis and East St. Louis

Saturday October 12, 2013
 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM: Folk music of Kenya & East Africa
10:55AM - Noon:  Teaching music from the “Afro Caribbean Mass” - I
 Centene Center, 3547 Olive Street (4th Floor Atrium)

Saturday October 12, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM:  Music of West, South,North Africa
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM  Teaching music from the “Afro Caribbean Mass” II
4:20 PM - 5:25 PM: Christmas carols from around Africa
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Tips on performance practice
(Vocal technique/Dance/Gesturing & choreography)
Union Avenue Christian Church
733 Union Blvd  St Louis, MO 63108 (314) 361-8844

Saturday October 12, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:30PM Reception, informal workshop
Reflections/reminisces on the life and legacy of “The Maestro:”
the late Hon. Boniface Mganga (RSVP event only)

Slac Studios, 1033 Mackinac Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Sunday October 13, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: General recap & rehearsal
10:45 AM - Noon: Participants performance
(a liturgical arts event)
12:15 PM - 1:30PM Closing Reception
 Union Avenue Christian Church
733 Union Blvd  St Louis, MO 63108  

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June 26, 2013 - June 30, 2013:  Griots of West Africa, featuring legendary kora master, Alhaji Papa Susso from the Gambia. Multi-venue workshop around St Louis. Multiple-venue concerts, workshops and community outreach at Homer G. Phillips Senior Living Community Cent er, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Jackson Park Elementary, and St Louis Community College at Meramec. For more information please call 314-652-6800 or email  

Saturday June 29, 11:00AM free public concert
Homer G. Phillips Senior Living Community Center
2601 Whittier, St. Louis, MO 63113-2910

Sunday June 30, 10:30AM free public demonstration
Pilgrim Congregational Church
826 Union Blvd., St Louis, MO 63108

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Additional funding provided by the USA-Africa Artists Exchange Fund, as well as St Louis Regional Arts Commission, Boeing Employees Community Fund, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, and Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

This internationally acclaimed program now boasts of an in-residence ensemble, the  Songs of Africa Ensemble, available for concerts, demonstrations and master-classes in traditional and contemporary choral repertoire in African languages. 
For workshop updates, schedule or registration please call  (314) 652-6800 or email  Click here for program events last season (The 21st Season -2013/2014)