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8 events
8 reviews
17 stars
The weather was Hot and humid. I wore a floor length sundress -- casual but something I prefer wearing when attending an event at the Ordway -- there were women there in capris and bermuda shorts (as were some of the men) I don't like dressing down to go to the theatre even if the weather is as unbearable as it was..
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"WITNESS: In the Spirit of Being"
16 ratings
4.2 average rating
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117 events
53 reviews
36 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

This event was not what I expected at all. This was my own misunderstanding, no one's fault but my own. I expected an African experience with Africans, not less than 5% black people on stage.

Hannibal Lokumbe was AMAZING!! He's such a free...continued

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Stephen Robertson
17 events
14 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

A very inspiring, entertaining, and uplifting program. Vocal Essence is always good; adding commissioned works and other music is a bonus.

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24 events
11 reviews
33 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

This was just not my overall favorite performance. Having said that..there were exceptional moments from the choral ensemble that would rate as the best I have ever heard. The Zulu piece was also exceptional.

The 2nd act with the so-called...continued

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Tonia Hughes, soloist Ramsey School, Performing Arts Magnet Children’s Choir Jazz Quartet featuring Hannibal Lokumbe, trumpet Macalester College Percussion Ensemble, Sowah Mensah, director VocalEssence Chorus Philip Brunelle, conductor