Friday, January 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Airing on SummerStageAnywhere.org, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitch
Marching On: Celebrating The Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in association with Winter Jazzfest and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, celebrates Dr. King’s commitment to equity, freedom and peace for Black Americans and all people of this country and the world through performances. Featured artists include alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin; poet and organizer Mahogany Browne; vocalist and educator C. Anthony Bryant featuring Russell Hall and Nick Russo; actress and poet Linda Labeija; NAACP and OBIE-Award winning actor Ty Jones; R&B/soul singer Deva Mahal; R&B singer-songwriter Tarriona “Tank” Ball; and harpist Brandee Younger who was recently awarded Rising Star Harpist in Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics Poll. The performance will be narrated by curator and multidisciplinary artist Niama Safia Sandy.
Featured performances include:
Lakecia Benjamin Alabama (recorded at her studio)
Mahogany Browne I’ve Been To The Mountaintop
C. Anthony Bryant Lift Every Voice and Sing
What’s Going On (recorded at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room)
Ty Jones Where Do We Go from Here?
Linda LaBeija I Have Crossed The Atlantic
Deva Mahal Everybody Deserves to be Free (recorded at her home)
Tarriona “Tank” Ball This Is Not A Poem
Brandee Younger Unrest I, commissioned by the Jazz Coalition (recorded at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room)