||On Friday, May 27, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) will host its annual “Keepers of the Culture” in collaboration with the San Diego History Center. This event recognizes San Diegans whose contributions have resulted in retaining and expanding the cultural expressions that are uniquely African American.
• Alyce Smith Cooper, Ancestral Storyteller
• Nathan East, Bassist, Vocalist, and a founding member of the contemporary jazz group, Fourplay
• Calvin Manson, Director, Producer, Playwright and Visual Artist
• Andrea Rushing, Visual Artist and Founder of the Andrea Rushing Academy of Fine Arts
This year “Keepers of the Culture” will be held at the Quartyard, 1301 Market Street in the East Village The evening begins at 5:00 PM with a reception featuring a jazz trio led by Grammy award winner Kamau Kenyatta. The program begins at 6:00 PM. Ms. Jade Hindmon, Co-Host KPBS Midday Edition will moderate a discussion with the honorees about the significant cultural contributions made by African Americans in America and beyond. This event is free to the public, but capacity is limited, and reservations will be required.
Contact: Gaidi Finnie
Phone (619) 253-8499
register at our website www.sdaamfa.org