Soul in Motion is “Still Here” for Black History Month

Soul in Motion is “Still Here” for Black History Month

Joe’s resident artist group the Soul in Motion Players returns to the Joe’s stage for their annual Black History show

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Photo by Aaron Davis

“Still Here” celebrates the 32nd anniversary of this local West African inspired drum and dance organization.

Mount Rainier, MD Jan. 20, 2016: Soul in Motion players take the stage Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm for their annual Black History Month performance. “Still Here” highlights the full ensemble in concert featuring new work from Ghanaian company members inspired by recreational dance and music from West Africa. High-energy choreography and heart pounding rhythms make the company a favorite for booking services around the area.

Salute the richness of the African Diaspora and celebrate with Soul in Motion as they commemorate another year in the arts and give praise that they are “Still Here”. Tickets are $25 per adult, $15 for students and seniors with ID, $10 for children 12 and under.

About Soul in Motion

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Photo by Aaron Davis

Founded in 1984 by Michael Friend and his sister Khandi under the name Soul In Motion Players, the group has since grown into the Soul In Motion African Dancers and Drummers, an energetic 13-member company, performing at some of the premier dance events in the Washington, DC area including Dance Africa hosted by Dance Place.

Artistic Director: Michael Friend | Associate Director: Pam Lassiter Rhone

Technical Director: Keith Stephens | Technical Assistant: Keith Bernard

Dancers: Ronnie Bradley, Nikki Childress, Jennifer Payen, Pam Rhone, Monique Walker, Adjetey Klufio, Terryn Nelson, Drummers: Michael Friend, Papa Aziz, Abdou Muhammad, Michelle Hutton, Isaac Adjetey, Charla Lewis, Malari Moore.

Tickets

Tickets are $25 per adult, $15 for students and seniors with ID, $10 for children 12 and under. More information can be found on Joe’s website. For more info, visit the website or call 301-699-1819.

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Joe’s Movement Emporium is the largest independent performing arts center in Prince George’s County, MD. Founded in 1995, it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporates dance, movement and performing arts traditions from around the world into exceptional educational and artistic experiences. Joe’s unique ability to utilize the arts as a vehicle for progressive education, workforce training and economic growth have made it one of the most well- respected nonprofit organizations in the region.

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