The American Museum of Natural History celebrates African-American History Month with Global Weekends: The African-American Musical Mosaic on Saturday, February 18, from noon to 6 pm. The festivities, which include family-friendly activities and live musical performances, are presented in association with Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group. The program will conclude with a special concert by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, co-founder of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC.
Gospel, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, soul music, and hip-hop are the result of an ever-evolving African-American musical journey that has produced unique musical forms and traditions. Musical performances throughout the day include the innovative Harlem Quartet, dynamic First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir, Oscar-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre Choir, singer-songwriter Charles Mack, and celebrated jazz vocalist Sandra Reaves-Phillips. Fashion model Gail O’Neill will host the evening program.
At the conclusion of the program, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will rock the house with Run-DMC classics and new singles, including “Rock Solid” and “Attention Please,” from his soon-to-be released album Rock Solid. The celebration will close with an uplifting collaboration by DMC and the soulful IMPACT Repertory Theatre choir. After the performance, DMC will be available for a special signing in the Grand Gallery.