very special invitation MON APRIL 21ST 9:30PM at Joe’s Pub to a very special ONE NIGHT ONLY concert of music from our New musical ‘GIRL SHAKES LOOSE HER SKIN with compositions by yours truly (IMANI UZURI),book by ZAKIYYAH ALEXANDER and inspired by and featuring the poetry of the legendary SONIA SANCHEZ!
Starring a powerhouse ensemble of some of New York’s premiere musical theater and downtown artists with REBECCA NAOMI JONES, KEVIN MAMBO, CHRISTINA ACOSTA ROBINSON, MCKENZIE FRYE, KARMA MAYET JOHNSON, PETER JAY FERNANDEZ and full band featuring TORU DODO (piano, co-arrangement) MARIKA HUGHES (cello) KEITH WITTY (bass) SWISS CHRIS (drums) and more!!
Advance Purchase strongly recommended. Click here for Tickets ($15) and more details:
"It is important for me as a Black American to celebrate the specificity and nuances of my culture (like I am in my festival #sinnersandsaints) while honoring and celebrating the myriad and distinct Black cultures that are found throughout the African Diaspora! We as Black people around the globe are not a monolith! We are a true rainbow of Blackness!!"
- ~imani uzuri #blackisglobal #bliss
Vocalist, composer and cultural worker Imani Uzuri curates SINNERS AND SAINTS: a four day festival (Feb 26-March 1st) celebrating Black American vernacular culture (Ring Shouts, Spirituals, Blues, early Gospel, Line Singing, Praise Houses, Jazz) and their contemporary counterparts.
#SinnersandSaints Festival (celebrating Black American vernacular culture) starts TONITE Wed Feb 26-Sat March 1!!!