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Alice Smith / Akala / DJ Stormin Norman

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SummerStage, Marcus Garvey Park

124th St. & Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 10027

Alice Smith, an emotive soul singer whose single “Dream” was nominated for a Grammy, is known for her gripping live performances. The D.C. and Georgia-bred Smith, who now calls Brooklyn her home, is joined by British rapper, poet and political activist AkalaOpening the show is DJ Stormin Norman, who has been a staple of Harlem’s vibrant music scenes since the ‘90s.

Featuring pre show Voices of A People’s History Workshop with Celisse Henderson, 6pm. Born in Oakland, California, and residing in New York City, Henderson is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and spoken word artist. Performing a selection of work by: Nina Simone, “Four Women” (1978), Nina Simone, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” (Written by Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas) (1963), Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” (1978), Howard Zinn, “The Problem Is Civil Obedience” (1970).

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