A dependably diverse legion of musical acts will fill the lineup for the 21st Concert of Colors,
Artists booked for the multiday, multi-venue Detroit festival include
the vintage funk outfit the Family Stone,
eclectic L.A. ensemble Ozomatli — performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra — and globetrotting acts such as
Fatoumata Diawara (Mali)
Samba Mapangala (Congo).
warm-up concert June 29 at New Center Park
Concert of Colors will run July 4-7, .
All events are free.
For the sixth year, the festivities will climax with the Don Was-produced All-Star Revue,
a lively mix-and-match session of genre-spanning Detroit artists.
This year’s revue (July 7 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center) will reunite
MC5 principals Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson,
alongside performers ranging from
the Howling Diablos,
the Mosaic Youth Theatre Singers,
The Family Stone will perform July 6 at Orchestra Hall.
The group, once led by reclusive music maestro Sly Stone, includes original members Vet Stewart (vocals) and Cynthia Robinson (trumpet).
The schedule -be seen at www.concertofcolors.com.