This concert was the culmination of a groundbreaking two-year collaboration between Haitian American violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and NC native singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, dedicated to capturing and presenting musical stories of North Carolina. The performance featured local musicans from UNCW and the Wilmington community playing original compositions inspired by Roumain and Dossett’s February 2012 tour of Wilmington.

The compositions created for Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina are commissioned by NCSU Center Stage, Davidson College Friends of the Arts and Smith Artist Series, UNCW Presents, The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, and The Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University. Additional support is provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and by South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N. C. Arts Council.

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