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Ensemble Pi: Reparations NOW! A premier concert on reparations for the African-American community
October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Reparations NOW! is Ensemble Pi’s new project, inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ congressional testimony and Ibram X. Kendi’s best-seller book, How to Be an Antiracist – both of which offer powerful and compelling arguments in support of reparations for the African-American community.
On Thursday, October 29 at 6pm CDT / 7pm EDT, the streamed concert will feature premieres and works from a diverse group of composers, including Courtney Bryan, Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Negrón, and Trevor Weston – all commissioned by Ensemble Pi. It also includes Georg Friedrich Haas’ “I can’t breathe” (In memoriam Eric Garner), a musical improvisation, “Requiem for Elijah,” based on the last words of Elijah McClain, and the reading of an excerpt from Kendi’s book, narrated by Damian Norfleet with percussion accompaniment.
Reparations Now! is presented by The Center at West Park in New York, where Ensemble Pi are artists-in-residence this fall.