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Randy Weston Presents Master Class with Muhal Richard Abrams & Wins Legacy Award This Week
(Published: November 14, 2016)

Pianist-Composer Randy Weston Presents Master Class with Special Guest Muhal Richard Abrams at Medgar Evers College November 15 and Receives the Legacy Award November 16 at State of the Black World Conference in Newark

Randy Weston continues his year-long Artist-in-Residence at Medgar Evers College with Spiritual Awakenings, a free master class and performance with special guest Muhal Richard Abrams, on Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Then on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 pm, Weston will receive the Legacy Award from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century at the State of the Black World Conference held at the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place in Newark, NJ. Presented by Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute, the award is being presented to Weston for his more than six decades of connecting jazz and blues with African rhythms and bringing people around the world together through music. Weston also will be recognized at the Conference during a special celebration on Saturday, November 19, 9:00 pm.

Weston's 49th album, The African Nubian Suite, will be released soon on his own African Rhythms label.

For more information on the Master Class, contact (718) 270-5010; for tickets and more information on the State of the Black World Conference and awards, contact (888) 774-2921.

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