Newman University will present an outdoor concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 featuring nationally known Christian folk/praise musician Ike Ndolo and his band. The concert will take place on Founders Plaza on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The event is free and open to the public.
Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri, after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria. He grew up hearing hymns from his mother and songs of struggle and freedom from Bob Marley and the Wailers, and everything in between.
In 2009, Ndolo released his first record, “We are the Beggars,” produced by songwriter and producer Robbie Seay. “We are the Beggars” climbed to number 4 on the Christian iTunes charts. Ndolo recently released his second studio album, “Rivers,” recorded in Nashville and produced by Paul Mabury. The album is a grittier collection of soulful music, which showcases Ndolo’s growth as a songwriter as well as his unique voice and delivery. On the album, Ndolo shares songs of sin, doubt, hope, and redemption.
The event will include food trucks on site from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first 500 people in attendance will receive $5 vouchers to spend at the trucks. The concert is open to people of all faiths. Newman student Nathan Siple will open for Ndolo.
The concert also comes at the end of “Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week,” April 11-16, a week of activities, speakers and presentations dedicated to educating the public about this major problem in today’s society and how to help combat the problem and find ways to bring it to a stop. Representatives of Shut Out Human Trafficking Awareness Week will offer an opening prayer for the concert and distribute free rubber wristbands relating to human trafficking.
For more information on Ike Ndolo visit his web site at www.ikendolo.com.