Somogo: Celebrating African History through Music
Amandla is Duke's first African Chorus, and we aim to carry our audience members and listeners across the African continent through music. The name "SoMogo" was coined from "So", which means home, and "Mogo", which means people, in the Dyula language of the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Burkina Faso.
This year's showcase, we will be exploring pre-colonial, colonial, liberated, and modern Africa through rich storytelling with music from all over the continent. The show will feature songs in Malagasy, Swahili, Twi, Arabic, and other African languages! This showcase will serve as an entertaining yet educational narrative that expresses the rich culture and history of Africa that we, as a chorus, want to share with the Duke and Durham communities!
Tickets are free for Duke students and $10 to the public and can be obtained at tickets.duke.edu or at the Duke University Box Office. A reception follows the show at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, West Campus.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the audience!