Central Alumnus Dom Flemons is Back in Town Over the Holidays Bringing His American Songster Show to the Music Instrument Museum
Posted by Communications on 12/21/2017
Central alumnus Dom Flemons will be back in town over the holidays, bringing his American Songster show to the Music Instrument Museum, December 27 at 7 p.m. Now a Grammy Award winner for his unique blend of traditional music with a contemporary approach, Central staffers remember him as Domonique Flemons who went around campus with a guitar and a harmonica like Bob Dylan. He also played percussion in the band. Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band, in 2005, and won a Grammy for its 2010 album, Genuine Negro Jig. He has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and at the opening ceremonies of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. His latest album, Ever Popular Favourites celebrates the songs of black cowboys.
Dom Flemons’ brother, Estaban Flemons, is the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at North High School.