Maurice Lynch Music: “Josephine Baker Returns to Harlem” in “Goin Bananas” with Artist Michael Kilgore
Sun - September 22, 2019
“On Saturday September 28th 2019 “Goin Bananas” featuring the Art of Michael Kilgore will have Harlem ablaze with a night of Art, Culture and Music. I am so excited to be on the advisory board and Musical Director for this great event. I am so blessed and thrilled that my song “Tonight Josephine” is being presented as part of the exhibit. The air will be filled with the spirit of the Jazz Age…............… This will be a private gathering for the premiere of "Goin Bananas" presenting Michael Kilgore's 100 works on Josephine Baker.... A public gallery exhibition will be presented at a later date. ..….. Maurice Lynch
Josephine Returns to Harlem in "Goin Bananas" with Artist Michael Kilgore
On September 28, 2019, the first Josephine Baker Fine Art Exhibit in history will take place at Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom in New York City. “Goin Bananas” features 100 original master works created by fine artist Michael Kilgore in the cubism, fauvism, abstract figurative, impressionism, neo-expressionism, collage art and line art techniques. Josephine Baker’s signature Bananas serve as a metaphorical inspiration that permeates throughout the exhibit, poised to be one of the most significant art events of the season. Goin Bananas is presented in collaboration with Cynthia McCoy, Art Director for the Exhibit. This is a must see, once in a lifetime event as the artworks will be “collectible” for lovers of Josephine Baker!
Kilgore’s work was presented by the California African American Museum in a twice held over exhibit that succeeded the Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade Exhibit.
Three iconic supermodels of LA CABINE DE GIVENCHY formed by HUBERT DE GIVENCHY will be reunited at the global premiere of the JOSEPHINE BAKER exhibit.
SANDI BASS, DIANNE WASHINGTON-KAY, and CAROL COLLINS-MILES who will be performing at the VIP RECEPTION on September 28th at the ALHAMBRA BALLROOM in HARLEM.
CAROL, SANDI AND DIANE are Advisory Board members of the exhibit, and have not seen each other since the late 1980s. Therefore, we are greatly honored!
GIVENCHY was the first to use BLACK MODELS in 1977 to an unforgettable effect after the show at VERSAILLES in 1973, where JOSEPHINE BAKER actually performed. After GIVENCHY, YVES SAINT LAURENT was highly inspired to book BLACK MODELS.
Other supermodels on our Advisory Board include COCO MITCHELL, BEVERLY JOHNSON, LU SIERRA, ALVA CHINN, and PEGGY DILLARD who will also be performing.
Michael Kilgore – Artist
Cynthia McCoy – Artistic Director
Maurice Lynch – Musical Director