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Tuesday December 5th, 8pm
A Not-So-Silent Night
The Heritage Ensemble
Baruch College
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Wednesday, December 6th. Time TBD
Public Reading
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art



Rachel Kara will be a guest vocalist with the Bobby Sanabria MULTIVERSE Big Band once again at the 25th Anniversary Gala for the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), to be held at The New York Botanical Garden.

She performed with the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at Aaron David Hall and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz at Lincoln Center.




She also performed at National Dance Institute’s Fall Benefit, at Jacques’ ArtNest on Monday October 16th, in an evening of dance and music curated and hosted by Jacques d’Amboise, featuring the children of NDI, and stars of the film and stage Glenn Close, Charlotte d’Amboise,  and Norm Lewis.

This October she participated in the Black Lunch Table, an oral-history archiving project initiative by artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart,taking place at Storm King Art Center, in the Hudson Valley where she grew up.

This fall, she was privileged to join the Bobby Sanabria MULTIVERSE Big Band in a fundraiser concert through the Jazz Foundation of America at (le) possion rouge, for musicians in Puerto Rico. She also joined them in a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Venter as part of a lecture series being taught by Bobby Sanabria.


Rachel Kara was recently awarded the Innovative Cultural Advocacy (ICA) Fellowship from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), which focuses on early to mid-career professionals in the arts sector from historically underrepresented communities.

She was also awarded a full scholarship to participate in National Dance Institute’s 10-week Teacher Training entitled NDI and The Art of Teaching.

After participating in an 8-week workshop focused on writing for social justice entitled Creative Writing from Queer Resistance at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, there will be a public reading on December 6th.