Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New York Memorial for Odetta

One week from tonight, there will be a memorial for Odetta at Riverside Church. Quite a wonderful line-up, too. Here are the details:

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00PM

Riverside Church,
490 Riverside Drive (at 121st Street)

Along with Odetta's family, many of her close friends will be honoring her as well:

Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Pete Seeger, Ruby Dee, Sonia Sanchez, Josh White, Jr., Peter Yarrow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bernice Reagon, The Holmes Brothers, Maria Muldaur, Marie Knight, Guy Davis, Steve Earle, David Amram, Tom Chapin, Wavy Gravy, Emory Joseph, Geoffrey Holder, and Oscar Brand, in addition to Odetta's accompanying musicians.

More special guests will follow.

Odetta died the first week of December. We paid brief tribute here.

1 comment:

tsivia said...

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