Entertainment Also Will Include Music by Red KoolAde, The Infernos
The Cooper Foundation of Cooper University Hospital has tapped the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble of Camden to perform during the Cooper Red Hot Gala to be held Saturday, March 26, at Hyatt Regency at Penns Landing.
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble is multi-generational performance group well known for their energetic performances and exuberant staging and costumes. Performances feature African Dance, accompanied by drum and masquerade.
“Watching and listening to this ensemble perform is an amazing experience,” said Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation. “We are lucky to have this talent right here in Camden, and Cooper is pleased the group will be part of the Gala.”
The Gala will honor hospital Chairman George E. Norcross and his wife, Sandy, and will raise funds to support the expansion of the hospital’s Simulation Laboratory, which provides high-tech training for thousands of medical professionals each year.
Founded in 1984, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble has performed at numerous venues across the region and the world, including in Africa and the Caribbean, as well as at the United Nations in New York and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
In addition to the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, South Jersey-based jazz group Red KoolAde also will perform. Band co-founder William E. Johnston, MD, completed his residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Cooper University Hospital in the mid 1980s.
The headliner for the night will be The Infernos, America’s #1 Show Band. The Infernos’ repertoire contains all genres of music including big band, oldies, 50s and 60s, Motown and today’s top chart-busters.
The Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.
Tickets are $375 a piece and can be purchased by calling The Cooper Foundation at (856) 963-6704 or visiting www.cooperhealth.org/redhot.