Front Porch Stage
Josanne Francis’ “wand-like” touch on the steelpan conjures traditional calypso music mixed with funk, rock, and classical melodies. It’s steelpan like you’ve never heard it before. Born and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Francis is an internationally known steelpan performer and music educator. Francis has performed on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall and the San Juan Conservatory of Music and serves as the Artistic Director of the Cultural Academy for Excellence. She’s also an alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program and was featured at Dupont Underground with Washington Performing Arts in fall 2018.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Front Porch Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.