The 2012 Concert of Colors is now history. The four-day festival was a great party and grand time was had by all.
From the Asian stylings of Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Detroit Symphony to the funky sound of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic an eclectic and diverse presentation wowed the crowds. Once again Don Was presented his trademark Detroit All-Star Revue, this year presenting some of Detroit's Jazz greats, including Regina Cater, Marcus Belgrave and Dennis Coffey. Tito Puente Jr. pleased the fans with his set honoring his late father the great Latin percussionist Tito Sr.
I thought I would take this opportunity to present some Images of the 2012 Festival.
The weekend was a success and thousands of Metro Detroiters had a ball celebrating the great diversity of cultures in Southeast Michigan.
Blue Note Records will be releasing a CD of The Don Was Detroit All-Star Review: Jazz City Edition. All proceeds will go the the Detroit civil rights organization Focus Hope. Also, My Damn Channel filmed the Revue and over the next few months will be posting in on their web site.
The show was great and I'm looking forward to next year.
© 2012 Tim Marks