June 3, 2023 7:30PM
Workhouse Arts Center Presents
Onstage: Josanne Francis
Join us as Josanne Francis welcomes summer in on the Steel Pan!
Award-winning steelpannist and composer Josanne Francis engages a cross section
of styles, including traditional calypso, jazz, Indian, funk, rock and European
classical. She has collaborated with Etienne Charles, Jon Batiste, Afro Bop Alliance,
David Rudder, Andy Narell, and Victor Provost, among other diverse artists, and
appeared with the Michigan Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Currently pursuing her doctorate, the Trinidad & Tobago native has garnered
multiple grants, and served on a number of panels. She recently delivered a TEDx
presentation, and received a commission from the San Jacinto College Central
Steelband to complete a multi-movement gesture for steelband. Josanne
co-created the thriving performance outfit Elite Pan Consortium and launched
Steel on Wheels LLC, an educational program that eliminates barriers for the
creation and development of steelbands, and varied percussion ensembles. Visit her
website josannefrancis.com and follow her on social media @josannefrancis.
Location: McGuire Woods Gallery
Doors open: 7:00PM; Performance: 7:30PM
*Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, and Snacks available for purchase at our Workhouse Event Bar.