Sat, Apr 08|
Paul Robeson Concert
The Giant, In a Nutshell with Tayo Aluko. Benefit for Michigan Peace Council
Time & Location
Apr 08, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Detroit, 15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
About the event
A stellar one-night-only concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Paul Robeson, featuring British/Nigerian actor and singer Tayo Aluko. Tayo will be performing Paul Robeson songs, along with telling stories about Paul Robeson's life, accompanied by Detroit's own, Bill Meyer, on piano.
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American Bass/Baritone, Paul Leroy Robeson was a Renaissance man who spent most of his life fighting injustice, for which he was roundly persecuted. He was an actor, orator, athlete, lawyer, singer, author, scholar, civil rights activist and linguist. Most of all, the “tallest man in the forest” – he stood 6-foot-3 – was an authentic American Hero.
Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko is an actor, singer and playwright, based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect.
His multi-award-winning play, CALL MR. ROBESON has been performed as far North as within the Arctic Circle and as far South as New Zealand, with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012.