Crossing Borders IV at Revolution Hall

Featuring Artists in Residence alongside BRAVO winds & strings!

Entry:$25 General Admission
$10 Students
$100 Patron Seating
When:April 5th, 2020
Sunday, 4 pm
Where:Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, Oregon
Tickets:Revolution Hall, Portland OR

For the fourth year, BRAVO presents Crossing Borders, a celebration of world cultures through the universal language of music. Buy your advance tickets today, from this website:

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Justice Adrienne Nelson – Guest of Honor and Featured Speaker

Justice Nelson is the first African-American to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court in its 159-year history. She grew up in Arkansas, moved to Oregon in 1993, and served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge from 2006-2018. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Kate Brown in January 2018.

Alex Addy

Traditionally trained in Ghana before moving to Portland at the age of 15, Mr. Addy comes from a long line of family drummers and is the son of Obo Addy. An experienced instructor and accomplished percussionist, his energy in performance and teaching is infectious.

Alex & Alma Martinez

Alma Martinez is a 1st generation Cuban-American from Miami, Florida. She has been drumming since the age of twelve. In Miami, she was a regular fixture playing percussion and/or drums on the local band circuit. She now lives in Vancouver, WA and gigs around Portland and SW Washington with her spouse, singer-songwriter Alex Nicole.

Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester

A gifted guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester, is one of the most engaging showmen in the Northwest. Born in Louisiana in the 1940s, he made his way to Portland in 1957, and over the decades he has achieved legendary status in the local music scene. In 2011, Mr Sylvester was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

Darrell Grant – Host

A pillar of the Portland jazz community, Mr Grant is a creative artist who harnesses the power of music to create change. He chairs the Jazz Studies Department at Portland State University and is the Vice President of the board for Chamber Music America.

Join us at CROSSING BORDERS IV to hear these accomplished and inspiring performers alongside our BRAVO students, playing music from Ghana, Cuba, and Louisiana, tracing America’s musical heritage from Africa, through Cuba, and into the South.

Call BRAVO for questions or information: 971.255.0077


$25 General Admission
$10 Students
$100 Patron Seating


Thank You to our Sponsors

Regional Arts and Culture CouncilRegional Arts and Culture Council
Oregon Arts Commission