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People Get Ready: A Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement

Performance Dates

  • Saturday, August 2 @ 8:00pm

A vital vibrant musical celebration of the Civil Rights Movement era and 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964 with exciting new renditions of the Freedom Songs that heralded historic change in the USA!

Freedom Songs originally written or sung by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Ramsey Lewis, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Ray Charles and more.

featuring :
DWIGHT TRIBLE
EJYPTIAN QUEEN (Sam Cooke’s granddaughters)
GODFREY AT LARGE
JASON JOSEPH
LAURA MACE
LES NUBIANS direct from France
MAIYA SYKES vocals, choir director
N’DAMBI
NICHELLE MONROE
WABERI JORDAN

ALAN LIGHTNER steel pan
ALBERTO LOPEZ percussion
CLAIRE COURCHENE trombone
DAMON AARON effects, voices
JAMELLE WILLIAMS trumpet
JON FLAUGHER bass
KENNETH CROUCH piano, keys
MATT DEMERRITT tenor sax
PATRICK BAILEY guitar
RONALD BRUNER drums

* DEXTER STORY music director

CARLOS NINO Invocation DJ set (7pm)
ACIDWASH PROJECTIONS visual narrative

& Very Special Guests

Hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick and Dexter Story, the team that brought you the uplifting Celebrations of
Peace Go With You Gil for GIL SCOTT-HERON
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y70hwlGTZnM&list=PLC7273834CD3971C2
https://www.facebook.com/events/246816338761748/

and Young Gifted & Nina for NINA SIMONE
https://www.facebook.com/events/187900138029891/

Complimentary bike valet on the Upper Plaza

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This performance honors the legacy of C. Bernard Jackson

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