Home Tone Music and Arts Foundation is hosting a "lesson in concert" at Francis W. Parker School Saturday, which will feature music, dance, poetry and art of the African diaspora.
The free performance will showcase the migration of traditional African culture as it evolves into blues, jazz and hip hop of North Africa, song and dance forms of the Caribbean, and European classical music written by black composers.
A Home Tone reception and African art exhibit will be open to the public from 2-4 p.m., and the performance will be from 4-6 p.m. in the school's Heller Auditorium.
The performance will be directed by Chicago's Lucius Bell Jr., and will include co-producer and pianist Miguel De la Cerna, storyteller Oba William King, vocalist Jonita Lattimore, violinist Sylvia de la Cerna, trumpeter Pharez Whitted, Saxophonist Mark Durham, jazz bagpiper Duke Payne and guitarist Anthony Williams. Muntu Dance Theater, represented by Amaniyea Payne and Harry Retry, will lead the stage journey from one global region to another.