England Has Princess Meghan Markle And America’s Got the Celebration of “American Black Princess”


 

 

Prince Harry of Wales made certain that England’s “newest princess,” Meghan Markle was adorned with a crown in her epic journey. In America, “a royal echelon” of men and women in Georgia have gotten together to assure that there will be a “royal celebration” to “enstool” the woman playwright/producer, Aduke Aremu for her musical play  about her epic journey called “American Black Princess”.

“American Black Princess” is a “must-see” entertainment event. It has its own Royal Gala from        4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a world premiere of the choreopoem based on the life of female writer/producer, Aduke Aremu.

 

 

The mega-event includes a Royal Gala to set the stage for the Royal Show. This will be the playwright/producer Aremu’s 12th staged play. The “American Black Princess” Debut Organizing Team is lead by: Janice Barnett, Joe Phillips, Patdro Harris, Daryl Harris, Cherice Kirkland, and Michael Bryant. The entire event takes place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the historic Rialto Center for the Arts at the renowned Georgia State University — located at 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. “American Black Princess” will be directed by the award-winning Broadway choreographer, Patdro Harris. Original music has been composed by the renowned artist,Chika Kaba Ma’Atunde.

 

“American Black Princess” is a choreopoem based on Aduke Aremu ‘s book of poetry called “Reaching Out With Love” (c) 1982. “Reaching Out With Love” was first published when Aduke lived as a writer in Heidelberg, Germany. Her poems are about “the black U.S.A., European, and African continental experience”, and her transformational relationships. It was later staged as a play at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, NY by Alvin Ailey dancer and choreographer John Parks, with music by the late, Grenoldo Frazier in 1988.

The choreopoem genre was first introduced in the U.S.A. by the late, Ntozake Shange with her renowned “Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf”. Her poetry was supported by dance diva, Dianne Mc Intye, and the iconic theatre director, Woodie King Jr.

In the choreopoem, “American Black Princess,” we get to see and to hear up close that Aduke has a zest for life. A few of the ideas and metaphors that are explored include: “A rose emerges from concrete…”, “ One cannot stand alone…”, “I long forgot how-to create a people-sense…”, “Being me is less easy than not…”, “My tears are solid, pragmatic and cold…”, “Ain’t I a Princess too”, “ Walking down yellow African road…”,”Life touched my mind…”, “Reaching out with love”, and “ I am a Jeweled Princess…”.

As a thought-inspired part of civilization we will always be a much younger society and nation than England. Nevertheless, we have the 21st century cultural and entertainment “powers” to still be pivotal “stage-setting” leaders too — when we rise to the occasion!   In September, a true-to-life heroine in the arts is about to roll-out the purple carpeting just for you. 

 

Shared-Royalty brings Loyalty and Alignment… Honoring Aduke, and the “American Black Princess” production.

National and international supporters and collaborative associates are part of a support initiative started by Aduke. There is also a social media blogging opportunity  on Twitter with hashtags #MenWhoSupportTodaysWomen, and #ChoreoPoemDivas for  ongoing positive micro-blogging communications. This is greatly needed in our era of toxic gender politics, and divided relationships today.

Chairing this part of the event are the following influencers:

#ChoreoPoemDivas 

              GA State Senator Dr. Donzella James, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Yewande Austin, Dr. Mildred Summerville, Deidra Tate, Evangelist Sandi Collins,                        and Lillian Samuel

#MenWhoSupportTodaysWomen

Paul Jenkins, Attorney Kendall Minter, Ricky Poppell, Bishop Kenneth Curry, Jerome Preston Bates, Garland Thompson, Jr., Michael Bryant

 Royal Theatre Celebration Gala event features Darryl Peek, and Daryl Harris with celebrity musicians and artists.

  • Darryl Peek leader of the “African American Philharmonic Orchestra” Atlanta
  • Daryl Harris an original “Harlem Children’s Theatre Company” member with many credits over the years
  • Jonathan Dumas an A-List Producer of “Lady Ga Ga,” “AVANT,” and “SoulJa Boy” fame
  • Jett Edwards Recording artist who worked with “Michael Jackson,” and the ” Japanese Mass Choir”

Other Celebrities/Honorees Include

  • Rickey Poppel who worked in management with the iconic “James Brown,” and the “The Temptations,”
  • Kendall Minter, international entertainment lawyer
  • Dedra Tate an original member of Aduke’s “Harlem Children’s Theatre Company,” as well as professional relationships with “MoTown Records,”and “Queen Latifah”
  • Paul Jenkins the CEO and Founder of META STUDIOS in Atlanta

Entertainment Features at the Royal Gala include

  • “Ebony Blue Experience” a group of retired Air Force veterans with Daryl Harris, Tommy Mason, Aaron Miles, Laron E. Washington, Charles Desausurer
  •  Recording artist “Sir” Lane McCray, of  “La Bouche” with over 12 million records sold worldwide
  •  Song stylist Alfreda Gerald of the “Gap Band” and “Yanni” fame
  • ” The Executive Order Music Group” with: Dean Webb (bass), Laron E. Washington (keyboards), Gary Smith (drums), George McCullum (Saxophone), Kevin McNulty (Guitar), Jonathan Dumas (keyboardist), Calvin Kelly (percussion)
  • Kenny Nightingale Gospel (saxophone)
  • Kezia Alford (gospel singer)
  • Janice Barnett (gospel singer)
  • Naybu Fullman (vocal artist)
  • Michael Meredith (vocal artist)
  • Gospel Artists Eric and Dena Brice from Tyler Perry’s stage play stardom, and “Peabo Byson” fame
  • Jett Edwards Japanese Mass Choir director

 

This event was produced by Aduke Aremu Productions, LLC., Janice Barnett Services, Inc., and Joe Phillips Video and Film Productions, Inc.

 

For Ticketing and Information 

https://www.adukearemuproductions.com/a-royal-theatre-celebration

  • * The painting of Princess Meghan Markle was a gift to the Royal Family by Jay’z and Beyonce

Aduke Aremu Backgrounder:

Aduke Aremu grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Wingate High School, Hunter College and New York University. She is a pioneer producer and director of black children’s theatre in America having founded the critically acclaimed, “Harlem Children’s Theatre” company. The children ‘s theatre company was formerly located on NYC’s Theatre Row. The “Harlem Children’s Theatre” Company toured all of Aduke’s plays for several decades in the United States as well as Germany, France, Spain, Nigeria, Bermuda and Jamaica. Aduke has written 10 plays which were presented at The John F. Kennedy Center, The Public Theatre under artistic-director Joe Papp, the Apollo Theatre, The Negro Ensemble, the Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 42nd Street Theatre Row, Town Hall, The Hudson Guild Theatre, The Gene Franklin Theatre, and Theatre at Lincoln Center.

Aduke Aremu won an Audelco Theatre Award for the children’s play, “The Liberation of Mother Goose” and received two U. S. Congressional Awards from Hon. Edolphus Towns (Former Congressman, Brooklyn) and Hon. Yvette Clarke (Congresswoman, Brooklyn) for long-standing accomplishments in the arts and education. The Nigerian Consul General of New York also awarded her an outstanding playwright award for her writing about the African American diaspora as it relates to Nigerian culture. Aduke’s work with black children’s theatre was documented in a dissertation by Dr. Jacqui Scott from the University of Wisconsin. Aduke, the educator,  founded two schools in NYC and served as a licensed principal. She also hosted a radio talk show called the “Princess Chronicles” with a world-wide listener audience.

 

 

Poem: American Revival

(A Poem About the Art and Humanity of the “American Black Princess” Movement)

By W. Calvin Anderson

In the not too distant
future
when it’s time
to reconstruct
the stories
from
2016
to
2019.
History
will speak of women
joining congress
and
impacting
it
in droves.
Architects will reflect on
Trumpian
imagination
presidential history
taxes and
towers
here and ‘round the world.

Me-too
will refer to
women’s perspectives
men’s pejoratives
persecutions
prosecutions
and
suicide
in the courts of public opinion
and our
criminal
justice system.
But
the
customs
and the
way of life of
the
arts
and humanities
will save us.
Literature
will
reappear
with its delights
on
our imaginations.
We
Will continue to be
on the stage
of our domestic theatre
but suddenly
considered remarkable
in real time
on
our
digital canvas.
Words
and
world-movements
will
refresh themselves
in
the mouths
of
American men and women
bringing
an
Overture
for Peace,
Balance,
Maturity
And Moral Rhythm.
A
“renaissance”
will
construct
a new and
healthy vision
of
with our understanding.
New meanings
Will be applauded
about our
bonds
for
committed
relationships,
and
reconciliations
will
have stage
lights
for our
socially
awkwardly
and
common
bloodlines.
Americans
will
have
royal lenses
this side of the pond
for
the imagination
to love
and
to respect
every man, woman, chic, and child.
Race
will become
the
gift-offering
of
a
Creative God
again
showing us
again.
Respect
will not be absent
to honor
His-likeness-artforms
in the
colors of His
nature.
The sculptors
of
American monuments
will live again
and
speak to us again.
Lincoln
for example
will
win
again
the
war
of ideas
once and for all.
No one
will hide
behind
a
gun.
America
The
Beautiful
will have its
Meaning for its
Creed again
and
its gemstone
American Black Princess.
A
phenomenal
woman
mirroring
all triumphs
will have
safe harbor
as free
and
as
proud as
the Lady
from
France
in
our
Liberty Harbor.
An
genders
will have respect
for
rites of passage
and pride in
individuals
with
struggles
and journey maps
and separate
truths again.
And this
art and science
vested in the
quality of our humanity
will make way
for
all/us/we
as a people
to be
comfortable
in our skins
again.

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