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Ensemble Pi: Radical Kinship
March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm CST
Radical Kinship is Ensemble Pi’s new concert project, inspired by the work of global champion of social justice, Father Greg Boyle, and his belief in the power of radical kinship to heal society’s inequalities. Ensemble Pi has commissioned composers Orlando Jacinto García, Gregg Welcher, Ralph Mendoza and rapper AJ Peoples, and vocalist Damian Norfleet and dancer/puppeteer Maura Gahan, to create works addressing systemic poverty. over-criminalization and mass incarceration, with narratives told by (ex-)incarcerated people and other oppressed populations.
Radical Kinship also includes Olivier Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time (selected movements), Frederic Rzewski‘s Attica (Part II), and Charles Grosso and Alberto Duque, narrating their own stories live with music accompaniment.
For Boyle, founder of the LA-based Homeboy Industries, the solution to an unfair criminal justice system begins with the recognition that we belong to each other, and the necessity to give voice to marginalized people. The concert will cap with a Q&A featuring Father Greg Boyle and the artists.
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6 PM CT | 7 PM ET
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