The Afro-Semitic Experience
EVENT UPDATE: This program is still happening!
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Building on 25 years of exploring social and racial justice through music, The Afro-Semitic Experience presents a celebration of one of America’s most cherished heroes–Dr. Martin Luther King.
Revel in the ensemble’s eclectic beat and unique blend of jazz, klezmer, gospel, as they offer a tribute to Liberty, Equity, and Community. The program features music that inspired Dr. King, including his favorite gospel hymns, songs from the Civil Rights era, and more. The group will also share their original compositions that celebrate this legacy, Unity in the Community, Plea for Peace, and My Feet Began to Pray.
MEET THE BAND:
Warren Byrd, piano and vocals
Will Bartlett, sax, flute, clarinet, and percussion
Saskia Laroo, trumpet, electronics and vocals
Alvin Carter, Jr., drum set and vocals
Jocelyn Pleasant, congas and percussion
David Chevan, bass and vocals
Presented in partnership with The Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility and Tzedek DC
Sunday, January 162:00 PM Cafritz Hall