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SANKOFA: Looking Back, Moving Forward

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Christ Our Redeemer AME Church

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Irvine, CA 92618

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COR AME Church in Irvine to host, SANKOFA, a Gospel Music and Dance Concert. The first of its kind in Orange County.

A Timeless message of preservation and reverence of the past uplifting the present and inspiring the future to come together and create the beloved community through gospel music and sacred artistry.


Irvine, California – COR AME Church Music and Worship Arts will kick off this fall with its upcoming concert, SANKOFA: Looking Back, Moving Forward, An Evening of Gospel Music & Sacred Artistry at COR AME Church in Irvine on September 22, 2018.


The concert centers around the Power of Sankofa, an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana meaning “to go back and fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” focusing on Looking Back, Moving Forward through Gospel Music and Sacred Dance Artistry to build the beloved community while highlighting all the ecmposasses COR AME Church’s Music & Worship Arts experience.


Minister Clarence E. Walker Jr. and Rev. Stephanie Butler Adams have teamed up to artistically produce and direct the concert. Clarence Walker Jr. is the Minister of Music & Worship Arts for COR AME Church and Rev. Stephanie Butler Adams the Director of Dance.


Rev. Mark E. Whitlock Jr., the Pastor of COR AME Church believes the concert will be a never felt before experience of spiritual and cultural awakening through song and dance with excitement, joy and inspiration, which is also known as the COR AME Worship experience.


The CORale Mass Choir will be featured and singing traditional to contemporary gospel, complete with choir selections and soloist accompanied by COR AME Church’s full band including, drums, organ, piano, bass guitar percussions and more. The dancers of Word Became Dance will also be featured and the talented participants range from kids, to youth, adults to our village elders. The entire concert will take place with full stage lighting and acoustics setting the ambience for a transformational evening and concert. The concert consist of multiple choreographers, collaborators and contributors. It will be a evening of breath taking gospel, liturgical and sacred artistry and an event for the entire family.


Concert date and time is Saturday, September 22nd at 4:00 PM at COR AME Church, 45 Tesla, Irvine CA 92618. Tickets can be purchased online at HTTPS://CORSANKOFA2018.EVENTBRITE.COM or call Lynn Odrick for more info at 510-282-9115 lynnodrick@sbcglobal.net

About Christ Our Redeemer AME Church

Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal Church (COR) is the largest A.M.E. Church in Orange County. Since 1991, over 3000 men, women, and children have connected with COR to belong to an ethnically diverse group of congregants seeking to shape their behavior in line with their belief in Jesus, Christ as their Lord and Savior and is dedicated to serving the community as a conduit for spiritual, charitable, educational and civic engagement.

COR has ministries for, and provides services to, meet the "felt needs" of its congregation and the community, including: Music and Worship Arts – featuring The COR-ale Mass Choir, Word Became Dance and Greater Grace Ministry (mature dancers), Holy Hands (deaf interpretation).



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