I had never heard about Andrew J. Nemr before February 2010. This unassumingly dressed young man was part of the audience at a Cangelosi Cards concert at the Shambhala Meditation Center — and someone invited him to come forward and join the band. He had no instrument but put a wooden board, painted flat black, on the floor . . . and proceeded to dazzle us:
Here’s Andrew in duet with Gordon Au in 2011:
Andrew and friends — make that Friends — will be presenting three concerts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 20, 21, and 22, at Aaron Davis Hall (the City College of New York). The concerts begin at 7 PM; the doors open at 6:30. Admission is $15 per person; students with ID get in for $10. You may purchase tickets here. And here’s the event’s Facebook page.
One of the highlights of the concert programs will be Andrew’s recreation of Bill Robinson’s famous Stair Dance — but there will be marvels and feats of dance that no one has yet imagined.
May your happiness increase.