There is nothing but praise to be given to the “Portraits of Color” production presented by Essence of Ebony last weekend.
The show featured different aspects of the African culture and its journey toward equality among the American people. Aspects that are so often cast into the shadows of our busy lives and negligence of other cultures and time periods.
With light-hearted moments and a few moments of a more serious nature, the show captivated the audience and brought them back into a time when things weren’t so easy for African-Americans. The production centered around a group of people touring a museum with interactive exhibits ranging from gospel choirs, to the nursing of a beaten slave, to African-Americans dealing with their own identity.
Students performed contributions from blues artists like B.B. King, Etta James,and Billie Holiday, as the audience watched the stage of Cullen Auditorium transform into a showcase of talents and tributes to some of the most influential people in the history of the African culture.
To say the production was an overwhelming success is not coming close to saying enough to thank the people who worked so hard to make the show what it was last weekend.
This celebration of the African culture not only kept the audience laughing, singing and cheering, it touched the hearts of everyone who attended.
freshman biology major from Katy