Metro Detroit’s beloved free annual global music festival is back for its 29th year with its usual stellar lineup of performers from around the world including Roy Ayers, Detroit’s own Melvin Davis and acts from Haiti, Japan, Uganda and other countries.
The Don Was All-Star Detroit Revue also returns as the Saturday night headliner, this year with a spectacular tribute to George Clinton.
Detroit Public TV will be broadcasting and livestreaming all this musical magic over four days and 12 hours, beginning this Thursday evening.
The DPTV crews recorded many of the artists at the Detroit Institute of Arts. But because of COVID-19 rules, several bands that planned to come to Detroit were instead recorded on stages in their own countries, giving viewers a glimpse of fabulous stages on nearly every continent.
Other great acts on this year’s Concert of Colors bill include Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive with guest Hassan Hakmoun presenting Ragmala; Detroiter Jessica Care Moore, Algerian singer Souad Massi, Japan’s Minyo Crusaders, the Ukrainian quartet Dakha Brakha plus Sufi music, jazz, techno and much more.
In addition, this year’s Concert of Colors welcomes the return of live music events at Detroit Cultural Center institutions, including the Detroit Historical Museum, DSO’s Outdoor Sosnick Courtyard, Michigan Science Center, Scarab Club and the Hellenic Museum of Detroit.
Other events will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook and the Concert of Colors website (where you can also find additional information on all the performers and events).
In classic Concert of Colors fashion, all events are free. Join us and, please, share this email with your network.