The Sound of (Black) MusicConcerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Recognized among the “Best Theater of 2021” by The New York Times, THE SOUND OF (BLACK) MUSIC is a vibrant, one-act concert reimagining of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical through a utopian, Afrofuturistic lens. Cherished songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” are recast through a Black roots-music kaleidoscope of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afrobeat.
THE SOUND OF (BLACK) MUSIC is directed by Shariffa Ali and Kamilah Long, with arrangements by Mathis Picard and music direction by Vuyo Sotashe. The concert features the musical gifts of some of today’s most talented Black musicians in an overflowing celebration of Black roots music. Vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, Charenee Wade, Alexis Lombre and Zhanna Reed are supported by an electrifying band to bring to life the most joyous and loving presentation.