UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present the African Children’s Choir and its performance, “Journey of Hope,” along with two lectures about Africa as part of the center’s World on Stage Festival Nov. 8-14, 2010.
The performance will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $57, $47, $37; $15 for children and $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org.
The choir performance is part of the Alys Stephens Center’s World on Stage Festival, six days of performances, demonstrations and discussions — some free — featuring living art, community mandala sand painting and performances by Mystical Arts of Tibet, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Orchestra and a show for children and families, “The Bollywood Experience.”
Two lectures also will be presented in conjunction with the African Children’s Choir performance. The first, “The Plague That Thunders,” begins at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the center,1200 10th Ave. South. The lecture is free. Michael Saag, M.D., director of UAB’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), will talk about the center’s ongoing work and its extensive efforts at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. The cutting-edge research and treatment provided by CFAR affects patients in Alabama, Zambia and throughout the world.
Come to the center before the performance for “Landscapes of Ghana,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Kosi Avotri, M.D., will share historical background of challenging times facing the home countries of the children and families of the African Children’s Choir. The Alys Stephens Center’s ArtPlay Martin Hames Mentoring Program students will attend the performance as well as a pre-show discussion.