Althea SullyCole Trio to Perform at Summer Concert Series
The Althea SullyCole Trio will perform a mix of traditional, contemporary and original pieces for the kora at the second annual Summer Concert Series of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, on Thursday, 29, at 6:00 pm. The trio features Althea SullyCole, kora, Ras Moshe, sax and flute, Alec Saelens, guitar.
The 45-minute concerts take place in the church at Montague and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights each Thursday through September 2, 2021. The Forum @ St. Ann’s, the parish’s arts and culture program, is presenting the concert series to benefit St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry on its first anniversary.
Althea SullyCole is an ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist from New York City. She has studied her primary instrument, the kora, a 21-stringed harp from the Mandé region of West Africa, for ten years, three of which were spent in Dakar, Senegal, with masters Edou Manga and Yacouba Sissoko, among others. In addition to her solo work, she has performed with many musical groups at venues such as Royal Albert Hall, the Apollo Theatre and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University and the Sylvan C. and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Musical Instruments Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ras Moshe is composer and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in saxophone and flute, from Brooklyn. Moshe has recorded and performed with William Hooker, Karl Berger, Stefan Christoff, Blaise Siwula, William Parker, Bill Cole, Marc Edwards, Rashid Bakr, Lisette Santiago, and other contemporary jazz artists. He has led or been a member of Izititiz, the Jesse Dulman Quartet, the Matt Lavelle Quartet, the Heritage Symphony Orchestra, the Ras Moshe Music Now Unit, the Ras Moshe Quartet, the William Parker Orchestra, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble and other ensembles. Alec Saelens is a guitarist from Brussels, Belgium.
Concertgoers are asked to donate food items or make a financial donation to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry. The program was launched in June 2020 in response to the increased food insecurity in Brooklyn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program quickly evolved, giving away ever increasing amounts of non-perishable and fresh groceries as the lines of guests grew longer. Today, St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry provides nutritious food to as many as 300 people each week, and the need shows no sign of slowing.
All are urged to combine their love of music and the desire to help their neighbors by attending the Summer Concert Series benefiting St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry.