Black History Month – Musical Lecture with Samuel Brock at EBCCI
The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI)
The University of the West Indies ? Cave Hill Campus
in collaboration with
U.S. Embassy ? Bridgetown
in celebration of
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ? FEBRUARY 2008
MUSICAL LECTURE by
Wednesday, 13th February, 2008
in the EBCCI Theatre
Mr. Brock, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the at Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo is visiting Barbados and will give a lecture on Negro spirituals, their origins, and religious and musical backgrounds and will illustrate this lecture with excerpts from his CD of spiritual music. He is also a talented pianist.
This invitation is for all musicians & music lovers, including music teachers and students, and the general public.
Mr. Samuel Brock is the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy at Republic of Congo., in the
Joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Mr. Brock holds the rank of DCM in Benin (1996-99), as well as earlier assignments in Algeria and Cape Verde. Other overseas tours include Korea, Mexico, and Marseille, France. Mr. Brock was the Director of North American affairs at the National Security Council from 2002-03. His Washington assignments include four tours in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, including as interim director of the Office of UN Political Affairs and Director of the Office of UNESCO Affairs. He was also attached to the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States.. This is his fourth tour in Africa, including a tour as
A native of Georgetown University in 1983. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked as a contract interpreter for the Department of State and as an administrator for the Government of Spain in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. Brock speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese., Mr. Brock graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of American in 1974 and obtained an M.A. degree with honors from
An enthusiast of all kinds of music,is a talented pianist and organist and has performed at numerous concerts in the Washington area and overseas as an accompanist to vocalists, instrumentalists and choral groups. He recently made a CD of Negro spirituals with Natalie Carter, a prominent Washington area contralto.