The Arts has the ability to touch a variety of people no matter their age, race or demographic. The arts enrich us all. Moberly Area Council on the Arts (MACA) is one of the areas arts organizations that is trying to do just that. If you have not heard of them, MACA has been established for 51 years. According to their mission statement they are “dedicated to the sponsorship and growth of arts programs for the enjoyment of all people in Moberly and its surrounding areas.”
MACA’s season runs from August to June and they have about one show per month. These range from musical entertainment to theatrical performances. One of the main partners in the region is Moberly Area Community College (MACC). They work very closely with MACC to reach a wider audience and use their facilities.
Their next event will be on February 15th called Songs of Africa Ensemble & Dinner at the MACC Auditorium. This is a multi-cultural vocal and instrumental group that teaches Africa’s music, musical instruments, languages and cultures. This is a great opportunity to do something different and learn something new.
The performance will be given by St. Louis-based organization, African Musical Arts whose mission is to showcase African arts and give the general public a better understanding of Africa’s culture through musical entertainment.
Adult tickets are $20 and children under 12 are $10. If you are a season ticket holder the cost is $5 to cover your meal. Call 573-590-3638 to order your tickets.
They have two shows after the Song of Africa Ensemble, which are Mr. Stinky Feet on March 2nd at 11am at the MACC Auditorium and Truman State University Clarinet Choir and Steel Drum Band on April 15th at 7pm, also at the MACC Auditorium.
MACA, also, had some changes this year with a new Administrator, Anne Barratt. Barratt has been involved in musical arts throughout her life and has a huge passion for the arts. She is excited about her position and has a lot of new ideas for the community.
Lisa Guard was the former Administrator.
Moberly Area Council on Arts is working towards enriching the lives of all residents in the region through their programming. These shows are one’s you don’t want to miss.