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Performing Arts Presents Senegal St. Joseph Choir on Friday, Sept. 26


The Senegal St. Joseph Choir.
The Senegal St. Joseph Choir.

Hamilton College Performing Arts continues the fall series with the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Direct from Dakar, Senegal, the ensemble features singers and traditional Senegalese drummers lead by music director Ambroise N’Diong.

Founded in 1950, the choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood in its homeland, creating harmony between the music of the Catholic and Islamic cultures in Senegal. Each Sunday, the choir performs at a cathedral in the heart of Dakar’s working-class neighborhood.

The 2014 tour program features their unique interpretations of gospel spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses composed by its founder, Julien Jouga.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Tickets and information are available at the box office 859-4331 or online at www.hamiltonpa.org

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