Tyrone Flowers in Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation at Dempsey Theater, 2012. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.
Inspired by world tours of Mama, I Want to Sing in Europe, the Caribbean, Japan, and the United States, Vy Higginsen created the Mama Foundation for the Arts to help re-establish Harlem as an artistic and cultural centerpiece of the world.
Mama’s mission is to present, preserve, and promote gospel, jazz, and the R&B arts for current and future generations.
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Dejahnee Richardson front and center in Sing Harlem Sing! She will always be in our hearts. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.
Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone (212) 280-1045
Fax (212) 280-5028
Craig Stagg performing in Sing Harlem Sing! at the Dempsey Theater, 2012. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.
Gospel for Teens Freshmen at their end-of-semester concert on December 7, 2012. This year, they perform as the Advanced Class. Photo credit: Anik Polo
The award-winning Gospel for Teens Choir sings with joy, passion, faith, and hope. Your attendance at their end-of-semester concert enables teenagers between 13 and 19 years old to participate in the Gospel for Teens program at no charge.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
All tickets $35.00
The Dempsey Theater
127 West 127th Sreet
New York, NY 10027 MAP
A live recording of the original musical, this CD features soaring vocals.
Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Bettina Pennon, Tyrone Flowers, and Sandra Huff in Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, featuring Gospel for Teens, at the Dempsey Theater, New York City in 2011.
Poster for Mama, I Want to Sing in London at the Gielgud Theatre, January-June, 1995. Featured are Doris Troy (left) and Stacey Francis (right).
The Mama Foundation for the Arts welcomes your tax deductible donation. Your contribution supports our mission, which is to keep the legacy of gospel, jazz, and R&B Arts alive and growing. The MFA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
As part of our mission to restore Harlem to its prominence as a world entertainment capital, we produce uplifting, inspiring, thoroughly enjoyable theater. We can bring Harlem to your city, state, or country.
Sing Harlem Sing! at the Dempsey Theater in 2012. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.
THE HUMAN VOICE IS THE POWER
Featuring: Vy Higginsen as you remember her on WVHW-FM—the radio station that broadcasts Mama, I Want to Sing. Sing Harlem Sing! is music from a time when the human voice was the power, the possibility, and the promise.