Sankofa's Acoustic at UROC: A new live music series at UROC

Sankofa's Acoustic is a new monthly music series at UROC that's free and open to the public. Named for a word in the Ghanaian language of Twi that loosely means "using the past to move forward," the series features local musicians performing acoustic music in UROC's gallery.

"Art has been an instrument to engage the urban core in UROC Research Affiliate findings, opportunities, and activities," says series coordinator Kimberly Jones, UROC community liaison. "Sankofa's Acoustic is a live music event that will include a highlight of UROC Research Affiliate work, as well as other ways individuals and communities are impacted through UROC's work in birth justice, pain management, aging better in place, and other important issues." 

Sankofa Acoustic's guests are invited to mingle in UROC's art gallery, and enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee or tea. Artists interested in performing during the series should contact Kimberly Jones at [email protected]

Upcoming performances: 
6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 15—Jamela Pettiford
6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 29—Lewiee Blaze
6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28—The Hurst Family Experience
6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25—Cameron Hughes

Check out UROC's Facebook page for current updates on upcoming performers and dates.