August 16, 2018

The UMOJA Music Series

The UMOJA Music Series is a seven-week concert series hosted by founders of the Hartford-based band, UMOJA.  Alto Saxophonist Yunie Mojica and Trombonist Raynel Frazier initially hosted the UMOJA Music Series with the single goal of bringing together the community with creative concerts that represent the seven principals of Kwanzaa.

Umoja Black Eyed Sallys

Umoja at Black Eyed Sally’s

Umoja, or “unity” in Swahili is the first principal in Kwanzaa.  Yunie Mojica and Raynel Frazier bonded through musical friendship, and eventually began creating original jazz compositions under the name UMOJA.  Drawing influence from Africa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, UMOJA pays homage to a rich triage of culture and diversity.  Since their first collaboration in 2007, Mojica and Frazier have continued to collaborate, adding five more musicians to UMOJA.

Umoja Enjoy CT Live

The UMOJA Music Series is hosted in various locations throughout Hartford, Connecticut.  Featuring artists such as Ralph Peterson and the UNITY Project, Alexandre Group, Johns Quartet, Kris Allen Quintet featuring Duane Eubanks, and more.

Umoja Enjoy CT Live

View all current and upcoming projects hosted by UMOJA here.

View the schedule for The UMOJA Music Series here.