In celebration of Black History Month, Southeast Georgia Health System
will host two performances by A Project for Cultural Affairs featuring
Frazier Music Entertainment, a group comprised of professional artists
schooled in African art forms. The Tribute to Greatness, A Musical Revue
to Unsung Heroes in Spirituals, Jazz and Blues performances are free and
open to the community.
The first performance will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., at the
Senior Care Center-St. Marys, 805 Dilworth St. A second performance will
take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Health System’s
Brunswick Campus in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, 2415 Parkwood Drive.
Cedrick Frazier and Dee C. Lubell will direct the tributes to the memories
and deeds of great performers, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Johnny Mathis.
Participants from A Project for Cultural Affairs consist of Trell “Chipp”
Brown, Travis Brown, Philip DeShazior, Natalie Dixon, Cedrick Frazier,
Karen Scott Lott, Gina Pyles and Brandon Tate.
Blues, jazz and rock ‘n roll, some of the most popular types of American
music, were started by African Americans. Jazz music became increasingly
popular in the 1920s during a period called the Harlem Renaissance, when
many black musicians, performers, artists, writers and poets expressed
themselves creatively through their art.