BLACK FRIDAY CONCERT FEAT. OWUOR ARUNGA & FRIENDS

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Contact:     Ebony Arunga
                   206.423.1233
                   arungamusic@gmail.com

ALL STAR CAST OF SEATTLE TALENT SET TO JOIN OWUOR ARUNGA FOR BLACK FRIDAY CONCERT AT LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE

Seattle, WA - An all star cast of Seattle talent, including Josephine Howell, fresh back from performing at American Music Awards with Macklemore will join Owuor Arunga (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Physics) at Black Friday Concert.  Other featured artists are Black Stax, Otieno Terry, Adra Boo, Dadabass, Yirim Seck, Marissa Garrett, and Olu Damar. The concert is part of the Africatown-Central District Winter Arts & Soul Fest and will be held at the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on Friday November 27, 2015, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100 purchase here.

Owuor Arunga is a world renowned trumpet player. As the Musical Director of the Grammy Award-winning hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Owuor has sold 27 million records. His work has also appeared on Billboard’s list of five biggest hip hop songs of all time. Owuor has performed on the largest stages in the world, with artists such as: Madonna, Lil Jon, Jennifer Hudson, The Heavy, and Sauti Sol just to name a few. He has been featured on shows including Ellen Degeneres, Saturday Night Live, American Music Awards and many more. He is also a Producer for season 2 and 3 of Coke Studio Africa.

Owuor Arunga talks about the event here.

"Nothing brings me more joy than coming back to Seattle's Central District and participating in a music fellowship, in the community that it all started." said Arunga. The concert will be a musical tribute to the rich musical heritage of the Central District and the #BlackLivesMatter movement for justice. Proceeds will benefit youth arts and leadership development programs of the Umoja PEACE Center and Africatown. In addition to the concert, there will be a marketplace featuring over 20 vendors before Friday’s performance that will continue into Small Business Saturday (11/28). The marketplace is open 11am-7pm both days and admission is free.

What:      Black Friday Concert feat. Owuor Arunga & Special Guests
When:      Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, doors 6:30
Where:    Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S.

Buy tickets here https://www.universe.com/blackfridayconcert
For more information contact arungamusic@gmail.com  or 206.423.1233

Event promo video - https://youtu.be/CpC9TRh7hHQ
Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/826432174144118/
Hashtag - #BlackFridayConcert #Africatown

For more information contact arungamusic@gmail.com  or 206.423.1233

About Arunga Music
Founded by Owuor Arunga, the mission of Arunga Music is to heal the world through music. www.ArungaMusic.com

About Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute celebrates, nurtures, preserves and presents African American and Diaspora performing arts, cultural wealth, and iconic legacies. www.langstoninstitute.org

About Africatown
Africatown-Central District is an asset-based community development initiative focused on preserving and developing the African American and African diaspora presence in Seattle’s Central District. AfricatownSeattle.com is the premiere online source for Black community and African Diaspora in Seattle.

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