Join us on Sunday, October 20 at the Presidio Chapel for a free performance of the opera
Tawawa House by Zenobia Powell Perry. This bold and controversial opera tells the compelling and truly American story of a central Ohio resort hotel that served as a vacation spot for white slave owners and their black mistresses and children before the Civil War. Tawawa House became a stop on the Underground Railroad and eventually the first African American owned and managed university, Wilberforce University.
Presented by Jaygayle Music and The African American Composer Initiative.
Limited seating/reservations required. Call 415-515-5681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Performers: Yolanda Rhodes, soprano
Malikha Mayes, soprano
Maryam Mahvi Donovan, soprano
Otello Jefferson, tenor soloist and conductor
Wilford Kelly, bass
Josephine Gandolfi, piano
Deanne Tucker, piano and voice
LaDoris Cordell, piano and voice
Rev. Greg Savage and Janis-Rozena Peri, narrators With The Sankofa Theater Company of Modesto, CA:
Elizabeth Garmon, Cheryll Knox, Georgette Williams, John Ervin, III, Rev. Greg Savage, and Willie Williams With audience sing-along of the Spirituals.