African American Culture Series

This spring, the Arts Council of Wilson is proud to present “Eyes on African American Culture.” Three dynamic performances, along with many forums and educational programs will be included in the celebration starting with the African American Music Trails Concert with The Monitors. There will also be a special performance of The Clothesline Muse and the African American Dance Ensemble with Chuck Davis. Tickets may be purchased for each event individually, or as a full series for $45/ $35 students and seniors.



African American Dance Ensemble with Chuck Davis

April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Boykin Center
Tickets: $15/ $10 students and seniors

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2016.01_AADEAGOO! AMEE! The premier and foremost company in traditional African and African American Dance! From Cultural to Performing Arts, Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble are ready to “Edutaine” you to new heights! AADE’s mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American Dance and Music through research, education, performance and entertainment; to focus on the health and education of our community. Our purpose is to help our youth become more active through dance and the arts. With our motto: “Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values to encourage cross-cultural dialogue, cooperation and understanding. The slogan of this series, “One Wilson,” reflects a philosophy of multiculturalism that we strive to embrace. Bill Myers has worked with the committee to include cultural performances that will reach across communities and bring African American audiences to the Boykin Center, the Arts Center as well as expand our reach to non-traditional venues like churches and community centers. We hope you will make plans to join us for these exceptional performances. Tickets are available through and at the Arts Council of Wilson, or by calling 252-291-4329.

As a part of the African American Dance Ensemble performance, a lecture/demonstration will be presented to students and the public at 4:30 p.m. on April 7, the day before the dance performance, at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The presentation will last about 45 minutes and will tell the story of Chuck Davis and the creation of this amazing troupe.

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African American Music Trail

Clothesline Muse

African American Dance Ensemble with Chuck Davis