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African Roots

Saturday, February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

African Roots

Our African Roots celebration will begin with children’s activities during our Kid’s Saturday and transition into bands playing a spectrum of music including, Blues, Jazz, R&B and Soul. There will also be special performances by Beyond Wings Circus.
Artists performing that day will include:
Karlton Taylor, Paula Chavis and Sankofa African Drum & Dance Company

Karlton Taylor is a world-renowned pianist who’s performed or recorded with Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and many others. His musical influences stem from Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock.

Paula Chavis
Paula James-Chavis began singing at age four at Holy Trinity, and continued to sing at St. Vincent de Paul School, and on into Junior High, High School, and College. Her idols are many and varied – Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and others. She has synthesized her own style and voice while absorbing influences from many of the greats of the vocal field. Paula was for 33 years a triple career woman – raising three children, teaching first grade for the Metropolitan Nashville School System, and singing and performing on stage and screen. She has performed with Dr. Dorothy Marcic, acclaimed author of “Respect,” has backed up such varied artists as Shirley Caesar, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers.

Sankofa African Drum & Dance Company
Sankofa African Drum and Dance Company is a Tennessee based performing arts company whose mission is to rally communities around the beat of the drum to unify, heal and inspire.
Admission is free until 6 pm and then there will be a $5 cover charge.


Saturday, February 15
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Plaza Mariachi Music City
3955 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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Age Restrictions
All Ages (Family Friendly)