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The African American Experience

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The African American Experience

24-2-2017 (Fri)
Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

For ages 6 and above

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Free Admission by pre-registration

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BOULOGNEViolin Concerto in A Op.7 no. 1: 1st Movement
STILLSymphony no. 1, Afro-American: 1st Movement
GERSHWINPorgy and Bess: Summertime
DUKE ELLINGTONBlack Brown and Beige: Beige
MILLERRebirth of a Nation: Selections


Inspired by the 'Rising Above' exhibition at HKU, this concert will explore the African American experience in music. Join conductor Jung-Ho Pak, Professor Derek Collins, and DJ Spooky as we perform and discuss music from this rich tradition, which created a unique culture, art, and sound.





  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work