(WASHINGTON, DC - September 18, 2012) This year, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) recognizes the 42nd Annual Legislative Conference with its annual Pre-Caucus Reception & Fundraiser by inviting arts lovers and politicos to support African American Classical Musicians, Visual Artists and Poets at a showcase entitled “Melody of Art” on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Bobby McKey’s, 172 Fleet Street, National Harbor, Maryland, 10 minutes south of Washington, DC. Help “Bring Color to the Classics!” by recognizing PresidentBarak Obama’s agenda for appreciating the arts, role and value of creative expression by supporting the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the cultural outreach, talent development, community programming, and audience awareness of African Americans, and attend the unique and culturally uplifting event.
The 8th annual reception features jazz music, poetry, classical music and visual art, with opportunities to meet and greet national and local politicians and business leaders and more. The free business chic attire evening also includes a cash bar featuring CAAPA’s signature drinks, the “Operatini” and the “Bach-arita” which, when ordered, benefits Black classical musicians. This year’s event features visual artists Frank Frazier and others, along with noted classical musicians including Samantha McElhaney, Wayne Jennings, Louis Davis, Edmond Charles, poets Collective Voices (Sistah Joy, Ladi Di & Bernado) and more. Special youth guests performers are the Oxon Hill High School Flute Ensemble.
This year CAAPA honors Music Director, Conductor, Pianist Darin Atwater for his contribution to classical music. Musical artist and Author Stacy Lattisaw is a special guest. Pre-registration is necessary for complimentary tickets. RSVP to info.4caapa.org. Donations may be made at http://www.4caapa.org to support the arts.