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Posted by: Publisher - Gerald Johnson on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:30:00 am

clientuploads/Logo.gifIf you had the opportunity to see the Umoja concerts during its 6 day run in Charlotte, we want to hear from you.

Please post your comments about what you thought of the show. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


I live in South Carolina and did not know about this Umoja show. Hope I could have had the opportunity to experience such beauty of connecting like souls. I am a senior citizen student at TCL Beaufort, SC and I wish opportunities were presented here like this.
Posted by: Audrey Frazier on November 14, 2014 at 11:11:00 am

Absolutely WONDERFUL performance! It was great for my family to see beautiful African artists tell such a historic story through dance and song. Thank you Mr. Johnson for thinking of my and the Precision Dance Center family!
Posted by: Tenitra A. Oates on August 28, 2013 at 9:08:58 am

This was one of the most EXPLOSIVE musicals I have EVER-EVER attended! I have seen Lion King a couple of times but this by far wins me over!!!!!!!! I can truly say, "I fell in Love" with my African brothers and sisters. Watching this show has definetely made me proud to share the African Blood Line. I fell in love with the passion and humility the cast displays. I truly feel that if African Americans had only a portion of the strength and heritage and undeniable culture that my African Sisters and Brothers have, we would be okay... I pray that they will do us the honor and come back to Charlotte. We need this! We could learn a lot from them! I had the honor of meeting some of the cast members and they truly-truly blessed my heart.. So warm and lovable and humble!!!! I enjoyed them so much that I have been and will continue to follow them on Face Book!!!!! My only regret was that not enough peole knew they were coming...
Posted by: Gogi Turner on August 19, 2013 at 4:06:36 pm

I attended the show with 3 generations of family members & we all LOVED it!! Thanks for bringing UMOJA to Charlotte. We are looking forward to attending similar productions at the Blumenthal in the future!
Posted by: Nunya on August 16, 2013 at 2:14:15 pm

This show was FACTISTIC! The performers were energetic and my family and I enjoyed the show tremendously!
Posted by: Cheryl Grover on August 16, 2013 at 1:53:41 pm

My children, ages 11 and 2, and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance! We needed the intermission just as much as the performers because we were on the edge of our seats the entire time. I spent a small fortune at in programs, dvd's, jewelry and even a drum after the show because we were all so moved. It was FABULOUS!
Posted by: Lauren Carter on August 16, 2013 at 1:27:37 pm

Truly a wonderful experience! Well crafted with amazing energy, dancing, and singing. The Gospel music scene was wonderful to me because it allowed us to see, the beauty, once again, that this musical genre emotes in any language. Kudos to The Charlotte Post!!!
Posted by: R. A. Glenn on August 14, 2013 at 8:16:41 pm

The show was AMAZING! We took our sons, 8 & 5 and they had a great time. When asked about his favorite part my oldest said he didn't have one because he loved all of it.
Posted by: Yolanda Gilliam on August 13, 2013 at 2:50:20 pm

Thank you for giving my sister and myself accompanied by two young foster children the opportunity to enjoy UMOJA. We all thrilled and amazed. Thank You.
Posted by: Betty Chandler on August 9, 2013 at 8:04:11 pm

Amazing! I would like thank the Charlotte Post for what you are doing in the Charlotte Community! Bringing UMOJA was EXCELLENT! I walked away with a deeper understanding of my African Heritage. Thank you for thinking of me!
Posted by: Sokoni Scott on August 7, 2013 at 9:59:30 am

Thank you so much for the tickets to see Umoja! It was a fantastic show and we really enjoyed the evening. Stella, my wife, said it reminded her of home, even though she is from East Africa.
Posted by: D. Taylor on August 6, 2013 at 10:05:46 am

I enjoyed Africa Umoja. The show was excellent and thought provoking. Often we get so overwhelmed in our own personal struggles and forget that people in other lands are fighting for rights we take for granted. The voices were as strong and powerful as the messages brought forth.
Posted by: Evonne on August 4, 2013 at 6:06:48 am

It was the best show by far. So much talent and energy for 2 hours giving everything they had. Harmonies and choreography were totally in sync and individual drumming, dancing, vocal and martial arts talents were amazing, done to perfection. I was thrilled and amazed. Encore!
Posted by: Keith Thomas on August 2, 2013 at 5:01:49 pm

UMOJA was so exciting. The cast was wonderful. So much talent. UMOJA makes me want to move to South Africa to sing and dance all day. ENCORE!!
Posted by: C.Williams on August 2, 2013 at 3:13:18 pm

I was invited by a friend. I am new to the Charlotte area and the Umoja show was a great outing. The cast was electrifying and possessed so much talent. I would return to another Umoja show without any hesitation.
Posted by: Doris Monger on August 2, 2013 at 1:36:15 pm

A SPECTACULAR show! I loved the singing, dancing and drumming. Very high energy. It was awesome!! Thank you for the tickets.
Posted by: Kimberly Johnson on August 2, 2013 at 10:48:10 am

UMOJA was a unique and entertaining experience. The performers had great energy and talent. I would highly recommend this event.
Posted by: Angela on August 2, 2013 at 9:48:14 am

This was an awesome display of talent. The energy of the dance, the harmony of the music and the passion of the acting made this 2 hours of my time well spent.
Posted by: GOJ on August 2, 2013 at 9:25:22 am

An Excellent Show, Thank you!
Posted by: Brenda on August 2, 2013 at 7:29:41 am

What an amazing display of music and dance!!! The only thing was, the entire cast was having more fun than the audience. Thanks for the invitation, we enjoyed it tremendously!!!
Posted by: Mike Hall on August 1, 2013 at 10:55:31 pm

What a phenomenal experience!!!! African culture at its finest!!!
Posted by: Sabrina Kuroda, WGIV Community Liaison on August 1, 2013 at 7:12:56 pm

Africa UMOJA was an all around great play. The singing and dancing gave the audience to take a journey in the growth of Africa. The cast and event were great!
Posted by: K. Ward on August 1, 2013 at 6:58:09 pm

The artistry, culture, and music displayed in this show was AMAZING!
Posted by: Lucy S. on August 1, 2013 at 6:54:14 pm

All I can say is STUPENDOUS! I don't think I took a single breath the whole time. The singing, dancing, costumes and storyline were all wonderful...I would recommend it to all as a "Must See"! Thank you for bringing this cultural experience to the Queen's City!
Posted by: Monique Stubbs-Hall, Founder of The LADIHOOD Progr on August 1, 2013 at 5:06:44 pm

Fascinating show. Really is a must see!
Posted by: DT on August 1, 2013 at 4:26:50 pm

Such an awesome and empowering production. Taking the journey thru the generations of South Africa was truly inspiring. I LOVE my culture. And the cast was remarkable. It deserved a Standing O!!!
Posted by: Christy McNeil, The Charlotte Post on August 1, 2013 at 3:49:24 pm

"An Amazing display of the Arts."
Posted by: Anthony Chadwick on August 1, 2013 at 3:40:28 pm

It was a Wonder Show, I Really enjoyed it. I also got a chance to Meet the Cast and Crew
Posted by: Dylan on August 1, 2013 at 3:34:16 pm

We here at Inspire the Fire, Inc. thank you so much for offering us complimentary tickets to Umoja! With this gift, we are able to further put our non-profit?s mission to inspire positive change in adolescents through faith, fun and the arts. Our youth are excited to see the show, and we are thrilled that they will have an opportunity to see an example of the successful artistic result of hard work and dedication.
Posted by: Dennis Reed, Jr., CEO on August 1, 2013 at 3:24:49 pm

On behalf of the Urban League of Central Carolinas, and Dr. Patrick Graham President/CEO, I would like to thank The Charlotte Post and The International Arts Foundation for extending an offer of participation and group ticket donation for Africa Umoja: the Spirit of Togetherness.
Posted by: Jason D. Perry, Communications Associate on August 1, 2013 at 3:22:33 pm

I want to thank you and the Charlotte Post for my winning tickets to UMOJA. It was a wonderful experience.
Posted by: Cynthia Williams, Contest Winner on August 1, 2013 at 3:19:14 pm

Thank you again for thinking of me. The Africa Umoja show on Sunday was wonderful! I walked away feeling inspired to do more (thus aligning myself w/ the 'Spirit of Oneness') and thankful for my African heritage.
Posted by: Tammi Hamilton, T-Level Consulting, LLC on August 1, 2013 at 3:15:21 pm

I would sincerely like to thank you and the International Arts Foundation for the complimentary tickets to Africa UMOJA. We received 50 tickets from our friends at the Charlotte Post. Our parents and students thoroughly enjoyed the incredible show. Art and culture are huge components of our curriculum and Africa UMOJA was important for our student's continued education.
Posted by: Elijah Watson, Executive Director of S.T.A.R.S. Ma on August 1, 2013 at 3:13:30 pm

UMOJA! On behalf of the warriors, parents and elders of The Males Place mentor program, we are exceedingly grateful for your thinking of us and generously donating 40 tickets we received from the Charlotte Post to see and experience Africa Umoja. You literally brought Africa to us. The performance was incredible and breathtaking. Asante Sana
Posted by: Reggie Singleton, Director of A Males Place on August 1, 2013 at 3:09:32 pm

Thank you for the tickets. The event was awesome.
Posted by: Paul M.Brown, The Paul Brown Show on August 1, 2013 at 2:56:59 pm

The Umoja show was great!!! Definitely well worth it. Thanks for the tickets and me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!!
Posted by: Timothy Thomas on August 1, 2013 at 2:46:04 pm

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