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Agenda Cultural: 21 February, 2024


By Roger Costa

@The Newark Museum of Art

Celebrating the legacy of women in local jazz and reflecting on Women’s International Day, The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington Street, presents Community Day: Ladies First, on Saturday, March 9th from 12pm-5pm.

The talented Brazilian pop-singer Zabele is among the highlights, showcasing her family legacy (she is the daughter of Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes) with her sophisticated swings of Brazilian soulful and jazz. Curated by Ashley Mendonza, the outstanding line-up features Janetza Miranda, a captivating singer and artist and vocal tributes by The Antoinette Montague Experience. The program includes artmaking and activities, and a special choreography presentation by Newark School of Arts and a performance by 14-year-old rising star BellaStar who appeared on “America’s Got Talented”. Free. Registration required. INFO:


Starting on March 8th, the Museum of Modern Arts, 11 West 53rd Street, presents a new home design exhibition focused on Latin American artists and based on the evolution and impact proposed by celebrated Cuban-Mexican artist Clara Porset that believed art and industry could synch in modern design. “Crafting Modernity: Design in Latin America, 1940–1980” will show furniture, appliances, posters, textiles, and ceramics, photographs and paintings spanning artists from Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, and Brazil such as Roberto Burle Marx (Ibirapuera Park, pictured), Antonio Bandeira, Oscar Niemeyer and Lina Bo Bardi. Thru September 22. Tickets $28. Students $15. Free for ages up to 16. Free for residents on the 1st Friday of each month from 4pm to 8pm. INFO:


The precious and powerful vocals of Ledisi will enchant jazz and soul fans when she takes the stage at NJPAC, 1 Center Street on March 7th at 8pm. Blending the rhythms of jazz and R&B to her own signature style, this Grammy winner vocalist and actress is on the top of her game. Special Guest Raheem DeVaughn will join her for a magnificent and inspiring musical collaboration. Presented in association with SJ Presents and Horizon. Tickets $45.-$105. INFO:

@All Souls

Recognized as New York City’s leading chamber choir, Musica Viva NY, will present a unique concert on Sunday, March 3rd at 5pm at Manhattan’s All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue. The large ensemble is formed by more than 30 singers, conductor and pianist Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez and organist Trent Johnson. The program centers on adaptation and re-imagines gorgeous melodies from iconic figures such as Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, and Gounod. It also features the commissioned world premiere of LOVE TAKES, a song inspired by “Because” by The Beatles, written by today’s leading Black choral composer Trevor Weston. Pre-concert talk at 4pm. Tickets $50. Students $30. INFO:

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