UMOJA Premiere, December 3rd, 2022.

Pamela Sklar, flutist • 12/3/2022

Pamela Sklar's unaccompanied flute solo, Umoja (Unity in Swahili), is a tribute to peoples globally, especially to those who face situations of much opposition and discord. Umoja is one of the seven symbols of Kwanzaa *, an African harvest festival tradition celebrated in various parts of West and Southeast Africa. The meaning of Umoja inspired Pam to write this music.

* Founded by Maulana Karenga. *

Umoja was premiered by Pamela Sklar, flutist and composer in a program performed by Pamela (flute and Native American flute) and Joyce Rasmussen Balint (mandolin and violin) on December 3rd, 2022.

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