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Concert of Colors announces October festival lineup

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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A lineup of jazz, blues, techno and World Music has been set for Detroit's 28th annual Concert of Colors -- a broadcast event this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The festival, taking place Oct. 7-10, will feature jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers with Jessica Care Moore, while the annual Don Was All-Star Revue will pay tribute to boogie pioneer John Lee Hooker with a lineup that includes the War and Treaty, Laith Al-Saadi, Calvin Cook, Robert Jones, Tosha Owens, Tino Gross, Thornetta Davis, Billy Davis and others.

Also on the bill are the a tribute to longtime WDET jazz radio host Ed Love, groundbreaking Detroit techno duo Underground Resistance, a centennial tribute to jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker by Leafar Village, the Latin dance ensemble Inspiracion with Rican Struction, the Indian jazz of the Aditya Parakash Ensemble, Canada's genre-blending Digging Roots and local World Music favorites Sean Blackman's In Transit.

The performances will be aired live, without audiences, from the Detroit Film Theatre auditorium at the Detroit Institute of Arts via Detroit Public Television (Channel 56) and WDET-FM (101.9). The two-hour broadcasts start at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and will also be streamed online.

More information and updates via concertofcolors.com.

Web Site: www.concertofcolors.com

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