“Marley” (145 minutes)

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Experience the definitive life story and rare footage of this musician, revolutionary and legend, from his early days to his rise to international stardom.

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Museum admission required.

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Slavery & the War of 1812 with Maya Davis

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Maya Davis of the Maryland State Archives shares the stories of enslaved Marylanders who joined the colonial marines and settled in British colonies during the War of 1812.

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Cost: $5
To register call 443-263-1816.

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Presentation: CROWN ME!

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Enjoy a panel discussion about the role of checkers in the African American community with CROWN ME! photographer and author Peggy Fleming. This book and exhibition showcases portraits of 24 members of the Capital Pool Checkers Club; a Q & A will follow the discussion.
In conjunction with the CROWN ME! exhibition.

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Museum admission required.
Image: Checkers Group, Peggy Fleming

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Interfaith Presentation: Charismatic Voices

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From the Jewish shofar to the bells of the Catholic Church, specific sounds are often with associated with religious rituals. Join us for an interfaith dialogue that demonstrates the instrumental and verbal expressions that are the “voice” of Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and African American Protestantism. Shodekeh, an internationally renowned beatboxer, will perform during this musical presentation.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

Cantor Emeritus Robert M. Gerber

Cantor Gerber retired from Congregation Beth Israel and was elevated to Emeritus status as of the summer of 2011. Cantor Gerber was Congregation Beth Israel's first full-time cantor. He served Beth Israel from the time of his graduation from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Sacred Music in 1983, through the summer of 2011. Prior to attending HUC-JIR, Cantor Gerber graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan School of Music. He has performed with opera companies in Israel and Germany and has been a soloist with many prestigious musical ensembles in the United States and abroad including Houston Oratorio Society and the Houston Symphony. Cantor Gerber has been a board member and officer of the American Conference of Cantors, served on various UAHC committees and his communal involvement has included the United Way "Campaign for the Homeless" and the Braes Interfaith Ministries Choir.

Imam Earl S. El-Amin

Imam Earl S. El-Amin is a graduate of Morgan State University and Sojourner Douglass College. For well over 30 years he has served in various capacities of leadership in the Muslim community as well as the community at large.  He has conducted numerous workshops, forums and trainings throughout the United States and abroad to educators, theologians, social workers and human service practitioners.  Imam El-Amin was a member of several distinguished delegations accompanying Imam Wallace D. Mohamed abroad, representing Muslim America interests; participated in the first historic dialogue between Imams and Rabbis in North America. Imam El-Amin has made numerous guest television and radio appearances on CSPAN “The Bottom Line,” “To the Point,” “Newsnight,” “Interfaith Roundtable,” “Xchange,” “Marc Steiner Show,” and many more.  Imam El-Amin has also served as panelist with Dr. William “Bill” Cosby throughout the United States. 

Imam Derrick Amin

Imam Derrick Amin is the Muslim Chaplain at Morgan State University.  He also serves as Arabic Instructor at the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore and the Clara Muhammad School.  Imam Derrick Amin  is very active in Interfaith activities and is an accomplished jazz musician.

Zohra Morshed

Zohra Morshed is a Bengali American raised with a diverse upbringing. Zohra was introduced to music, especially Indian classical at the age of two. She enjoys singing Bangladeshi, Hindustani, and Pakistani music.  Her Guru, Samia Ahmad, is currently teaching her Indian classical ragas. She is well versed in Hindi and Urdu. Zohra has had several performances in the Washington DC region and hope to continue sharing her love for music with future artists and audiences.

Tamba Giles 

Tamba Giles is an award winning singer, musician who's motto is "Changing lives one song at a time" He is a native of Houston, TX and a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University. Giles currently resides in the Baltimore area and has had the opportunity work with some of the best in the gospel music.  In 2001, he penned the song "You are the Great I Am" which has been performed around the country. In 2004 Tamba toured with Grammy winning Jubilation Choir and became a lead vocalist on their "Launch Out" Project (2006) singing the song "What a Mighty God We Serve" which received an Ensound nomination for "Traditional Song of the Year". Tamba is also the former music director for the Stellar award winning "Wilmington Chester Mass Choir" and worked with the choir on the "It's Not Over" project.  

Giles has been a music teacher in Pennsylvania and as a lead teacher in Delaware receiving the Superstars in Education Award. In 2006 Giles was given a community service award by the Chester Fine Arts Center east recognizing him as a Highly Dedicated and Outstanding Music Educator. In 2007, Tamba was asked by Grammy award winning musician Bill Jolly to form a choir to celebrate the accomplishments of Teddy Pendergrass. Tamba, along with members of his choir performed before a sold out crowd at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.   Tamba Giles is a gifted soloist, praise and worship leader and musician who is dedicated to encouraging and uplifting God's people through the medium of music.

Shodekeh Talifero

Shodekeh is a professional beatboxer and vocal percussionist in a number of artistic fields for dance, music and the visual arts. Using his voice as his primary instrument, he vocalizes everything from drum sets, turntables, ocean waves, to sleigh bells. He is the founding director of Embody: A Music Series of The Vocal Arts, which strives for artistic and creative synthesis amongst the many vocal traditions of the world from opera, throat singing, to beatboxing.

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Museum admission required.

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Art Program: Wood Crafts with Little Builders (Ages 6-12)

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Children will complete a carpentry project and an inspirational work of art using wood, paint and decorative materials.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

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Museum admission required.

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Gospel Music Presentation: Oh Happy Day!

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1 - 4 p.m.  Bring your tambourine and spend the afternoon grooving to gospel music performed by community church choirs and praise teams during the exhibition opening weekend of Ashe to Amen.  Radio personality Ernestine Jones will be the emcee for the day. A craft activity will be available for children at the exhibition opening.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery.

Featured Gospel Choirs and Praise Groups

The Armstrong Singers    1 p.m.
The Armstrong is a praise group known for singing quartet music and traditional hymns in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

The Vessels of God, Inc.    1:30 p.m.
The Vessel of God is an acapella male singing group who perform praise music at St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church and events along the east coast. They have recorded two gospel CDs.

Eric Waddell and The Abundant Life Singers  2:00 p.m.


Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers has become one of Baltimore Maryland’s premier choirs and are poised to make their mark in today's gospel music industry. This aggregation of phenomenal vocalists, under the direction of Elder Eric Waddell, has packaged a sound that is reminiscent of choirs such as Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard and Professor James Hall. They have shared the stage with legends such as the late Albertina Walker to gospel headliners to include BeBe & CeCe Winans and Pastor Marvin Sapp.

Video Recording featuring Eric Waddell and The Abundant Life Singers

Kevin O. Davis and FBC Unified Choir   2:30 p.m.


The Unified Choir of the Friendship Baptist Church of Colony, Texas  is an inspirational gospel music choir who are under the leadership of Kevin O. Davis, Minister of Music. The Unified Choir has been trained in a diverse repertoire of music including traditional spirituals, hymns, praise songs, and contemporary gospel compositions. The Unified Choir had the honor of singing back up with Grammy Award Winning artists Hezekiah Walker, Ernest Pugh and Tramaine Hawkins. The Choir  was honored with last year's Rhythm of Gospel Awards for 2012 - Traditional CD of the Year and Church Choir CD of the Year.

Video Recording: FBC Unified Choir, featuring Lady Tremaine Hawkins - The Potter's House

 
THE REUNION CHOIR OF BALTIMORE   3:30 p.m.


THE REUNION CHOIR OF BALTIMORE, have served congregations throughout Baltimore City and County by developing choirs spiritually and musically. The Reunion Choir of Baltimore has had the great fortune of collaborating with some of the finest singers and musicians anywhere including former contestant on American Idol, George Huff and  member of Baltimore’s own, Dru Hill, Mark  Andrews, also known as Sisqo. The group has recorded three projects including "Awesome God", a collection of wonderful songs which included a special arrangement of "Holy, Holy, Holy” by Baltimore's own Fernando Allen.

Video Recording featuring THE BALTIMORE REUNION CHOIR
 

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Special Admission: $5
Location: Second Floor, Upper Lobby

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Curator’s Talk: Art, Religion and Storytelling

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Join Dr. Leslie King-Hammond for a gallery walk and discussion of how African American artists interpret Biblical stories and traditions through historic and contemporary works. Meet exhibition artists, Linda Day Clark and Carl Clark from Ashe to Amen, as they discuss their works on faith and spirituality.

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Museum admission required.
Sign language interpretation services provided.
In conjunction with Ashe to Amen.

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Community Pride: Celebrating the Culture of Community (Ages 6-12)

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Show off your cultural and community pride with Culture Kingdom Kids. Participants will become “mayors” of their own communities and design their own towns, holidays and line dances.

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Museum admission required.

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Sugar Foot Dance Company

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5 - 8 p.m.  Back by popular demand! Put on your dancing shoes and step out for an upbeat evening with hand dance, line dance, two-step and bop!

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Special Admission: $5
Performance begins at 6 p.m.

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