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The Sword Dance


Yvette Brandy


Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.


On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back Storyteller Yvette Brandy in her solo performance of “The Sword Dance”.

Yvette Brandy is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. Born and raised on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Yvette weaves West Indian history and culture into dynamic performances of West Indian Anansi stories, “Jumbie” (Ghost) tales, historical and multicultural stories, as well as her own personal and original stories. Her stories come alive with the melodic intonations of multiple dialects paired with traditional and original musical compositions.

This will be Yvette’s sixth performance at the Institute of Musical Arts. Previous audiences have been transfixed in Yvette’s self-authored stage plays and musicals such as, “Caribbean Gems”, “Saltfish and Dumplings”, “Calypso Born Me”, “The Awakening”, and “Under the Mango Tree.” She has performed her original music at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse and was part of an ensemble cast for “Unsung Heroes: Legends of Los Angeles”. Yvette’s storytelling and beautiful songs transfix her audiences. She has performed with the California Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra; has written several musicals and a four-part harmony choral composition, “Virgin Islands Christmas”. In addition to her writing and stage performances, Yvette conducts seminars and workshops for parents, professionals, and aspiring storytellers.

You can buy tickets online: https://thesworddance.eventbrite.com, or by visiting our website: http://www.imalosangeles.com. You may also pay by cash, check or credit

card, at the IMA office, while supplies last. As is our custom at the Institute of Musical Arts, a catered reception will follow the performance.

Ours is a small, intimate theater, and we do expect that this concert will sell out. So please, purchase your tickets today. Tickets for the performance are $20.00. For additional information call: (323) 300-6578.

We really hate the thought of disappointing anyone, so please call us at least TWO HOURS BEFORE the performance to verify ticket availability if you do not purchase your ticket in advance.  For additional information call: (323) 300-6578.