Meredith College Department of Music presents guest artists Sharon Katz and The Peace Train. Co-founded by Sharon Katz and the Flagship of The Peace Train project, The Peace Train is a multicultural band that has performed throughout the world.
Sharon Katz was born in Port Elizabeth, now known as Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. As a young teenager during the terrible apartheid era, she used to sneak out to the “Blacks Only” townships by hiding under blankets in the back seat of her friend’s car. There, she met with the now-famous actors in Athol Fugard’s group, including John Kani of “Black Panther” fame, and began her lifelong mission of using music to help break down the country’s artificially-imposed racial barriers.
Sharon continues to perform worldwide as Sharon Katz & The Peace Train and has formed bands in South Africa, Ghana, USA, Cuba and Mexico. After a 2019 cultural collaboration with Promotora de las Bellas Artes and its Cuban artistic director, Sharon established a base in Tijuana, Mexico where she worked on an international collaboration that toured in Mexico, Cuba, and South Africa.
Saturday, September 30th from 7:00-8:00 am in Jones Chapel
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