Sunday, February 25, 2007
Oakville Children's Choir
I'm back after months of absence. February is Black History Month and everything is happening at the same time. Yesterday, Fule and I were featured special guests of the Oakville Children's Choir at a choral celebration: "Great Day!" The children from Cherub choir through Intermediate, Senior and Chamber choirs amazed us with a selection of spirituals, traditonal African songs, and jazzy North American Black music. It was a treat worthy to return me to blogging and a great way to celebrate Black History Month. The Caribbean Association of Oakville mounted a great dispaly of events and personalities of history. Fulé supported the singing with drumming and I told stories: Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom and Ndiyindoda, a tribute to Mandela. Glenda Crawford is the dynamic founder and music director of the choir.