City Slang: Concert of Colors news

April 18, 2013
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First of all, by our reckoning, this is City Slang Blog Number 666. We’re not sure what that means, but it sure sounds awesome.

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Anyway, the Concert of Colors will take place over Independence Weekend this year, on July 4-7.

According to a press release, “The Concert of Colors has the whole world in its bands. Curated by its founder, Ismael Ahmed, the festival celebrates the diverse global origins of metro Detroiters, as well as the indigenous sounds of our musically magical hometown. All festival performances are free and open to the public, and take place at cultural institutions on or near Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit.

Presented for the second year running by Ford Foundation and produced by the Arab American National Museum with its partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Midtown Detroit, Inc. and ACCESS, Concert of Colors proudly welcomes a new partner/venue this year, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Concert of Colors’ favorite headliner and hometown-boy-made-good Don Was reprises the annual Detroit All-Star Revue, his sixth, closing out the festivities on the evening of Sunday, July 7, 2013, with another deftly curated lineup of classic and contemporary Detroit artists backed by the Revue House Band, a stellar group in its own right.

Sounds like there’s much to look forward to this year, but then that’s always the case when it comes to this incredible free festival.

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