PRLog - March 30, 2014 - WASHINGTON -- (WASHINGTON, DC – April 10, 2014) One does not readily think of poetry and opera on the same stage, but on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Street, NW, Washington, DC, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), a non-profit arts organization will present “Paintings, Poetry, Puccini and Pasta” from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. And if that is not all, patrons will also enjoy pasta by Busboy chefs and paintings by renowned Baltimore visual artist Larry “Poncho” Brown. A cash bar offers the organization’
Suitable for all ages and hosted by renowned poet Sistah Joy, the event promises an up close and personal presentation by classically trained soprano Ameerah Sabreen, mezzo Jihanna Davis and tenor Keith Craig singing works by Puccini and accompanied by pianist Dr. Lester Green.
CAAPA has partnered with Busboys and Poets and District of Columbia Commission for Arts and Humanities to bring the event to the public to help raise funds for African American classical musicians and others in the performing arts. Their student scholarship program offers money to graduating high school students who will study music in college. For ticket and donation options and additional info contact 301-203-0929 or visit the website at www.4caapa.org.
A year-long season of events, CAAPA is celebrating their 10th anniversary of helping “Bring Color to the Classics” by engaging in Community service, Arts partnerships, Audience development, Performance opportunities and Arts. The business casual attire event hopes to help African Americans and others embrace classical music as a viable music option.