Blues Legacies And Black Feminism
This special performance was filmed on May 24, 2019 during the bassist and composer Marcus Shelby’s 2018-2019 Season week as Resident Artistic Director, featuring author, activist, and educator Angela Davis in a program of music and spoken word dedicated to her 1999 book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism that illuminates the legacies of blues and jazz legends “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.
An all-star quartet including saxophonist Tia Fuller, pianist Tammy Hall, and drummer Terri-Lyne Carrington joined Marcus for this once-in-a-lifetime event, along with several special guest vocalists. This night was a particularly powerful showcase for Marcus, whose work has been dedicated to the history, present, and future of the African-American experience.
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