Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This September, international evangelist, missionary, and psalmist/singer/songwriter, Andreya Black will lead her acclaimed New York trio in a special benefit concert at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford, CT. A native of Stamford, CT, this accomplished recording artist uses her passion for music to raise awareness and funding for mission tours to Africa through which she launches innovative projects to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Proceeds of the concert will help fund Andreya’s next mission trip to Africa which commences on September 27 and includes her participation in a Worship Conference in Kampala, Uganda and a Seminar in Nigeria where she will provide words of inspiration and hope to single and widowed women.
The Andreya Black Trio will perform a selection of the artist’s arrangements and favorite spirituals, as well as some original compositions off of her self-titled CD (produced by Dove Award Winner Cliff Branch, leading keyboardists for the Steel Pulse Sidney Mills.) The performance will be held on September 20th at 5 pm, followed by a semi-formal reception.
The TRIO includes Andreya Black on vocals, Bob Cunningham on bass, and Ray Jones Musical Dir. & Pianist. Cunningham is a world renowned musician who has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Betty Carter and more. Jones is a brilliant musical director and pianist for the Transfiguration Church in Harlem, NY who worked with Roberta Flack, Roy Hamilton, Brook Benton, The Platters and more. All three artists are thrilled to be a part of this exciting performance and critical event for Andreya’s missionary work. Special guest are: Composer Chris Coogan and United Methodist Church Liturgical Dancers. TICKETS AND DONATIONS AVALIABLE THROUGH PAYPAL@ WWW.ANDREYABLACK.COM
This is the third time Andreya Black has been invited to motivate and lead thousands of East Africans. During her September 2009 trip, she will also be speaking to West African countries and lead a Worship Crusade and Women’s Conference.
Andreya’s missionary projects in Africa focus on three key areas: sustainability, education, and women’s empowerment. Andreya’s team is working on building a well and growing new crops in the central village in Myuenga, Uganda as well as helping some of the schools in the area by providing funding for them to obtain newer computers, books, school supplies, and more... Many schools are unsanitary and congested with limited to no quality equipment for learning.
Andreya is dedicated to motivating and empowering the women of Uganda. In her past visits to Africa, she launched an empowerment center called the Queens Empowerment Oasis (QEO) for unmarried women and widows who require basic education and work skill training. Initially, the center will serve as a place for women to learn how to sew and make clothing, as seam stressing in Uganda is a highly lucrative occupation. Her vision is to implement a program through which volunteers from the U.S. and Europe can lead online conferences and webinars at the QEO, so students can learn about business, accounting, bookkeeping and other useful business skills. 65 women are currently enrolled in the Queens Empowerment Oasis.
Please join us in building our wells for January 2010
www.AndreyaBlack.com click on DONATE TO OUR MINISTRY under the concert benefit poster! All contributions are tax deductible through: AndreYah Black Ministries International, GFCOC Incorporated (501 C 3 not for profit)