CAAPA At The Kennedy Center

Congratulations to CAAPA on its musical tribute to Shirley Chisholm on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The standing-only audience were inspired by soprano Simone Paulwell, narrator Jacquie Gales Webb, pianists Edmond Charles, and Jo Nay Aiken & the CAAPA Dance Ensemble.

The mission of CAAPA, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, is to help promote opportunities for Black classical musicians and others in the performing arts through performances, education and outreach. CAAPA has a variety of education outreach and performance-based programs for all backgrounds and ages. CAAPA offers the Masterclass Series to college and high school level students, emerging and aspiring musicians, as well as the entire community. FREE Masterclass opportunities to work one-on-one with world-renowned African American classical musicians.

CAAPA invites patrons to participate in The Performance Series, which hosts a series of events, concerts, recitals, showcases, and much more, in order to attract diverse backgrounds of all ages and in an effort to help grow audiences, encouraging exposure of African American classical musicians and others. CAAPA often juxtaposes genre, blending unusual venues, refreshment, and performances, while bringing together unique experiences that stimulate all the senses.

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