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Concert of Colors: Detroit’s 25th Annual Diversity Festival

July 12 @ 6:00 PM - July 16 @ 11:00 PM

The Concert of Colors has the whole world in its bands. It’s a free celebration of the many ethnicities and cultures represented by the people of southeast Michigan and the indigenous music of Detroit.

All performances free and open to the public.
All venues on or near Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit.

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Third Man Records
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit

Doors at 6 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Nikki D. Brown and the Sisters of Thunder (gospel)
7:30 p.m. Warren Defever (experimental/world)
6:30 p.m. Pure Heart Travelers (gospel)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arab American National Museum: The Annex @ AANM
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126

6:30-9:30 p.m. Forum on Community, Culture & Race — Art and Rebellion: Detroit Since ’67
Featuring keynote speaker and moderator Dr. Thomas Sugrue and performances by Abby Dobson and Las Cafeteras

Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit

11 p.m.-1 a.m. After party with DJ
Includes FREE admission to the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibit; light snacks and beverages provided.

John R Stage
presented by Detroit Institute of Arts, The Wright Museum and Michigan Science Center
On the sidewalk at the entrance to the Science Center and John R. John R. will be closed from Farnsworth to Warren.
RAIN VENUE: Detroit Film Theater at DIA.

9:30 p.m. Griot Galaxy (avant-garde jazz)
9 p.m. Aurora Harris (spoken word)
7:30 p.m. Kuumba (jazz/Latin/African)
7 p.m. Efe Bes (African fusion)
6:15 p.m. De’Sean Jones – Underground Resistance/Knomadik (electronic/experimental)
5:30 p.m. Onyx Ashanti (electronic/experimental)

Alkebu-Ian Village
7701 Harper Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. Mokoomba workshop + performance (Afro-fusion)
Free admission; RSVP to reserve a seat at http://bit.ly/mokoombaworkshop

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull Ave., Detroit

12 p.m. Las Cafeteras workshop + performance (folk,son jarocho, urban son)
Details coming soon.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave.

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

8 p.m. Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Music of Rebellion (rock/eclectic)
5:30 p.m. Sidestepper (Colombian electronica)
3:00 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

9:30 p.m. DJ Alsultany (world/electronic)
7 p.m. Las Cafeteras (folk, son jarocho, urban son)
4:30 p.m. Voices of Hope feat. Victor Ghannam + Ismael Duran (Arabic Latino fusion)
2 p.m. Yoga session with DJ Alsultany (world/electronic)

Wolverine Outdoor Stage (behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)

8:30 p.m. Chris Canas Band (blues)
7 p.m. Emmalee Jazz Quartet (jazz)
5:30 p.m. Isis Damil (R&B)
4 p.m. Charlie Dentel + the Strange Angels (rock)
2:30 p.m. Sumkali (Indian fusion)
1 p.m. Misfit Jazz Quintet (jazz)

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. White Panther Party: A Historic Reunion Commemorating the 1967 Rebellion (in the General Motors Theater)
Panelists: Pun Plamondon; Leni Sinclair; Genie Parker; Buck Davis; John Sinclair. Moderator: Peter Werbe.
5-6 p.m. Book signing + merchandise for sale (in the Museum Store)

Detroit Insitute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

4:30 p.m. FILM: Mali Blues
In the Detroit Film Theater
2 p.m. FILM: Sita Sings the Blues
In the Detroit Film Theater

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Doors at 1 p.m.

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

8 p.m. Big 4 Palladium (Latin jazz)
5:30 p.m. SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® (gospel/blues)
3 p.m. Martha Redbone (R&B/soul/indigenous)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

9:30 p.m. Rocky Dawuni (Ghanian reggae/Afrobeat)
7 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
4:30 p.m. Laura Rain (soul/blues/R&B)
2 p.m. Sun Messengers (rock/electric)

Wolverine Outdoor Stage (behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)

8:30 p.m. Bill Moss Jr. (gospel)
7 p.m. Sean Dobbins (jazz)
5:30 p.m. C3 & The Third Generation Band (R&B)
4 p.m. Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet (world)
2:30 p.m. Bad Ronald Revival (acoustic)
1 p.m. Ndeep (soul)

Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St., Detroit

6:30 p.m. Alex Harding plays the music of John Coltrane (jazz/experimental)
(See also: FILM: Chasing Trane at Detroit Institute of Arts 4:30 p.m. Sunday)

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

4:30 p.m. FILM Chasing Trane
In the Detroit Film Theater
(See also: Alex Harding at Scarab Club 6:30 p.m. Sunday)
2 p.m. FILM Sita Sings the Blues
In the Detroit Film Theater

Details

Start:
July 12 @ 6:00 PM
End:
July 16 @ 11:00 PM

Venue

Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI 48201 United States