By Ketu Oladuwa Special to Frost Illustrated I met Art Turk Burton in Chicago late summer, while on a weekend get-a-way with my wife. I saw the brother perform at two venues that weekend, the second of which was at the South Side Community Arts Center with his group, the Congo Square Ensemble. I was […]
Art ‘Turk’ Burton: ‘I gravitated toward jazz, or African American classical music as I like to call it’
Acclaimed percussionist to bring top quality performance to American Legion Post 148 Nov. 8 FORT WAYNE—Enthusiastic but humble, Art “Turk” Burton will often tell you that he never really became a “full time” musician, spending a significant amount of his time as an educator and in recent years as a writer, chronicling the history of […]
Editor’s note: The following article is being reprinted to correct information. The date of the concert at American Legion Post 148 is Nov. 8. Look for a profile on Art “Turk” Burton in an upcoming edition of Frost Illustrated. FORT WAYNE—The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture is scheduled to present a […]
Fab artists bring word & song March 22Posted by admin in Blog | Commorato, Ridley, Patterson TRIAAC’s Café set for March 22 @ Cinema Center GalleryThree Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture has teamed with Cinema Center t o bring spokenword and song downtown, for the second Acoustic SpokenWord Café of March, which promises to […]
A trio of artists is scheduled to open the 2014 season of the Acoustic SpokenWord Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 15 at Wunderkammer Co., 3402 Fairfield Ave. Admission is $5.
TRIAAC is inviting the community to celebrate the ingathering of the year’s harvest Oct. 18 at the Botanical Conservatory. There’ll be music, dance, song, appetizers, a cash bar and a silent auction featuring the work of this city’s premier artists.
The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture (TRIAAC) invites you to a Post-Labor Day Community Fish Fry, featuring the best fried fish in the city,with a daylong celebration of live entertainment by community talent.
FORT WAYNE—Omowale Ketu Oladuwa, or Ketu as most of his family, friends, and students call him, has been a pillar of the Fort Wayne artistic and educational community for more than 40 years. In June, the beloved leader and artistic director of the Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Arts and Culture (TRIAAC) was badly injured […]
Officials from the Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture, 501 E. Brackenridge St., recently announced that all upcoming event will go as scheduled while Artistic Director Ketu Oladuwa is on the mend. Brother Oladuwa, was injured in a motorcycle accident June 4, had successful surgery on his broken leg last week, but will be recuperating and undergoing physical therapy for some time.
For more than three decades, Bergle has had the opportunity to work closely with some of the top names in music, not only in jazz but in rock as well. At 8 p.m., May 11, listen to jazz history as told by a man who has known many of the shining stars.