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20 Feb
The Jerry L. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb 20, 2015 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Black History Month


The Transformations Suite

The Transformations Suite is a composition in five movements that combines spoken word and music. Continuing in the tradition of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, and Tupac Shakur, the Suite paints a musical picture of the current state of social inequality and injustice in the United States.

Centered in the belief that there is a soundtrack to every revolution, the vision for this piece is that it will foster dialogue on social justice issues throughout the world, contribute to the powerful growing movement on behalf of black lives around the country, and empower all people–especially youth—to make their voices heard.

Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes - Piano, Composer/Creator of the piece
Jeremie Harris - Spoken word
Elena Pinderhughes - Flute & Voice
Jehbreal Muhammad Jackson - Voice
Riley Mulherkar - Trumpet
Braxton Cook - Alto Saxophone
Lucas Pino - Tenor Saxophone
Tony Lustig - Baritone Saxophone
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
Jimmy Macbride - Drums