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Live Bird by Jeff Robinson


Saturday, September 10, 8 PM


A one-man play celebrating the life and music of the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker written, directed, and performed by Jeff Robinson.


The play is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself. Robinson is an actor-saxophonist hailing from St. Louis, now local to Arlington. He graduated from Berklee College and having done extensive research on Charlie Parker, has his demeanor and influence down pat. Come enjoy, not only the soulful stylings of Parker, but the atmosphere he created, and the visual of his life in a moment.



A Fundraising Party for the Multicultural Arts Center!



Friday, September 30

7:30-11:30 PM


January 14, 2017 will mark our 30th Year of producing JOYFUL NOISE, our annual Gospel concert that celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and our 10th year with the Harlem Gospel Choir.


Our Get Joyful! Event marks the kick-off of our fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise significant funds to support the continuation of the Multicultural Art Center’s amazing gallery and performing arts programs. But we need your help to make that happen!


Ticket Option # 1 @ $50
7:30-9:00 pm

Your $50 ticket will include your participation in our complimentary fine wines and savory appetizers with a Sound and Light Installation in our theater, as your back-drop and a Silent Auction where you can avail yourselves of the unique array of items that we have assembled for your viewing and purchasing pleasure! Sample sumptuous desserts while you decide on what you want to bid on – An apartment on the French Riviera?  Will you need airfare?  We’ve got it and more! And feel free to stay for the Dance Party (included in your $50 ticket price).


Ticket Option #2 @ $20
9-11:30 pm

A dance party! Yes! With music from a Play List that will keep your toes tapping and your upper body shaking! Rock on! A multicultural (of course) roster of music that will inspire you. A CASH BAR (21+) BEGINS AT 9 PM.




Press play to see a snippet of Afrika Gente below!

The Soul of Jazz with Afrika Gente

In our Jazz Club
Thursday, October 13, 7:30 PM


sweet melodies, funky riffs and tasty grooves!

AFRIKA GENTE (pronounced "hen-tay") is the most versatile Latin jazz and folk dance band in Boston with thrilling originals AND well-loved hits - playing Latin jazz, samba, jazz, afro-beat, zouk and soca. The "folk" repertoire includes drumming, dancing, singing and folkloric instruments.



Zak Rochester: bass

Brad Smith: keyboards

Hilary Noble; sax, flute

Gabriel Santiago; congas

Austin Lightfoot: violin

Cornell Coley: timbales

Fulani Haynes: vocals

Special Guests: TBA



BAMS Fest Presents: "Souls of Women"

Panel discussion on arts, music, and social change
Thursday, October 20, 7:30-10 PM


Join us for a panel discussion and performance, as we explore how contemporary, Black and Brown women musicians, arts educators and entertainers, utilize their work, music or artistry to inspire, shift culture, engage and/or start a social movement within communities of color. Following the panel, enjoy a special performance by GRAMMY-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi.


Panelists Include:
Carolyn Malachi, GRAMMY-nominated singer

Allyssa Jones, Composer, Educator & Music Performer - 3050 Music Group

Ashleigh Gordon, Violist & Artistic Director - Castle of Our Skins

Cynthia B. Sellars - Artist, Painter & Illustrator

L'Merchie Fraizer - Visual & Performance Artist

Danielle Legros Georges - Professor & Writer, Lesley University


Panel discussion is free & open to the public (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Concert Performance will be ticketed and partial proceeds will support BAMS Fest programming (8:45 - 9:45 PM)



*Tickets will change price after September 30th, grab your Early Bird Tickets now!

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Multicultural Arts Center
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East Cambridge, MA 02141


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We educate the community about diversity through the presentation of multicultural visual and performing arts programs. We also make

the center available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the

cultural mainstream.



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