One of the coolest things ever on Thursday now happens Friday. It’s Global Friday, the brainchild of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and the good people behind the Concert of Colors.
This Friday, get set for M.A.K.U. Sound System and a dizzying trip that begins with traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere on Friday, Oct. 19. The ensemble smashed through the roof during their blistering set at the 20th Concert of Colors in July and their brand-new EP, MND: Music Never Dies,
Since 2005, this multicultural performance series – a sister series to the annual summer Concert of Colors world music festival in Midtown Detroit – has offered high-quality musical and spoken-word presentations for fans of traditional and world music and those with adventurous cultural tastes.
“By moving the series to Friday nights, we hope to make these artists – many ofwhom have never played in our area – more accessible to a larger audience,”says Devon Akmon, deputy directorof the AANM.
Enhancing the Global Fridays experience are the Museum’s intimate 156-seat auditorium and the after-show artist “meet and greets” and CD signings. The $10/$9 MuseumMembers ticket price ($20, no Member discount for Dec. 7 concert) and free, lighted parking makes Global Fridays a great entertainment value for everyone.
For complete Global Fridays information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.arabamericanmuseum.org. Tickets also are available at the door. Get complete details about this season’s line-up here.
Global Fridays is made possible in part by DTE Energy and Comerica. Artist accommodations are provided by DoubleTree Hotel Detroit Dearborn.
The series kickED off the fall season with Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang on Sept. 21; followed by M.A.K.U. Sound System on Oct. 19; Macadi Nahhas and the Michigan Arab Orchestra perform Nov. 19. Sean Blackman, Ara Topouzian, and New York vocalist Hooshere Bezdikian perform Dec. 7 .