Vy Higginsen Launches Her Newest Production, Sing Harlem Sing! -- a Blend of Gospel, R&B and Soul

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Sing Harlem Sing! celebrates the soul-stirring power, energy and enthusiasm of the human voice. The musical features a soulful score including gospel, R&B, and rock 'n' roll--music from Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Nothing is more stirring and healing than the sound of the human voice singing with energy, enthusiasm and power

The Mama Foundation for the Arts -- a Harlem based arts and entertainment organization founded by Vy Higginsen, who also created, produced and directed Mama I Want To Sing -- will launch its newest production this Fall Sing Harlem Sing! The show will pay tribute to classic Harlem music.

The musical production will feature a rousing blend of Gospel, R&B and Soul music from "back in the day" performed with passion and power by some of the best singers in New York. Sing Harlem Sing! will also provide a musical context for some of the historical challenges, moods, and triumphs experienced by Harlem and the country.

"Nothing is more stirring and healing than the sound of the human voice singing with energy, enthusiasm and power," says Vy Higginsen, who was also a popular radio personality on WBLS, WWRL and KISS-FM in New York City.

Showcasing the Harlem, New York Gospel singers, Sing Harlem Sing! will open on October 10, 2009 at Harlem's Dempsey Theater (127 West 127th Street) with two shows: 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. The show will run through Saturday November 21, 2009. Below is the complete list of dates and times for available performances:

October 10      1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.    
October 17     1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.
October 31     1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.
November 7     1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.
November 14 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.                 
November 21 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $35 per ticket or $30 per tickets for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.smarttix.com or by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at (212) 280-1045.

Founded in 1998, the Mama Foundation for the Arts' mission is to help re-establish Harlem as a world artistic and cultural center. The foundation trains talented singers, musicians, and arrangers. The Mama Foundation for the Arts specializes in developing vocal power and stage presence as well as teaches a substantial musical repertoire. Participants have the opportunity to develop the habits and attitudes that create success in any endeavor. For more information about the foundation please visit http://www.mamafoundation.org (Mama Foundation for the Arts) or call (212) 280-1045.

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