Flint Jewish Federation and the Humanity in Harmony Music Festival-Daniel Pearl World Music Days announces a winter stop of the Music Around Town Concert Series.

The River Raisin Ragtime Revue

Black History Month Concert

Featuring America’s first music

 Mott Community College-Mott Memorial Building Auditorium

Masterclass – Lecture/Piano Demonstration
February 16th 4:30 p.m.

Concert for Music Around Town Series
February 16th  7 p.m.


Humanity in Harmony Music Festival, part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days and sponsored by the Flint Jewish Federation is celebrating Black History Month with a special free performance of truly American music with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue The a 13-piece ragtime orchestra will perform vintage ragtime and early jazz orchestrations, Thursday, February 16 at 7 PM at Mott Community College’s Mott Memorial Building Auditorium. A master class featuring R4 Executive Director William Pemberton and pianist Catherine McMichael precedes the concert at 4:30 PM, also at Mott.


The Humanity in Harmony concert will feature a special program observing Black History Month and highlight the African American roots of our nation’s popular music. Original orchestrations of turn-of-the-20th century hits by pioneering musicians including Scott Joplin, W. C. Handy, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, and Thomas “Fats” Waller,” will be performed. African American composers from Michigan will also be featured in the program. Join us for a free evening of the exciting music that paved the way for jazz, rock and roll, and popular music up to the present.



One of only three professional ragtime orchestras in the United States, The River Raisin Ragtime Review has been presenting quality programming to audiences throughout Michigan and beyond for over 20 years.

The Flint Jewish Federation has sponsored the Humanity in Harmony Music Festival-Daniel Pearl World Music Days for 10 years to bring diverse groups from Bluegrass to the Blues, Flamenco to folk, and Mariachi to rockabilly to celebrate music and diversity.

The Humanity in Harmony Music Festival-Daniel Pearl World Music Days and River Raisin Ragtime Review are made possible, in part by generous donations from The Michigan Arts and Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nartel Family Foundation, Mott Community College, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Flint Jewish Federation.