UK R&B sensation Ola Onabule and Detroit Native La Shaun Phoenix Moore honor women through performance and song
Back-to-back concerts this Thursday and Friday will mark The Wright Museum’s annual tribute to Women’s History Month. On Thursday, March 24, British born and Nigerian-raised R&B sensation Ola Onabule gives two performances “For the Love of Women” at 7 PM and 8:30 PM. The following evening on March 25 at 7 PM, La Shaun Phoenix Moore leads a tribute to a group of women honorees in “Beyond Strong.” Both events take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Ave in Midtown Detroit.
Following the release of his eighth studio album, It’s The Peace That Deafens, Ola Onabule visits Detroit for two performances at The Wright. Onabule’s sound, described as a fusion of jazz, soul and world influences, has been heard on the world’s most prestigious festival stages, concert halls and jazz clubs, including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Vancouver International Jazz Fest and venues in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, and Romania, among others. On Thursday, March 24, Onabule performs at 7 PM and 8:30 PM. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at EventBrite.com.
On Friday evening, March 25, La Shaun Phoenix Moore and a group of musically talented women pay tribute to this year’s “Beyond Strong” Women’s History Month honorees: Natalie Cole, Albertina Walker, Daisy Elliott, and Charity Hicks. This annual tribute is dedicated to honoring women who have blazed trails and inspired others to forge their own. In addition to uplifting stories of women past and present, the evening will include performances by Collective Peace, Ideeyah, Tawana Petty, Johnyce, and Anita Newby. The concert begins at 7 PM and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: TheWright.org.