Joe’s Pub


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Performs PEOPLE HOLD ON: Motown’s Civil Rights Anthems and Political Soul

On the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in the midst of present-day civil unrest, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, featuring an all-star cast that includes jessica Care moore, Don Byron, Ronny Drayton, Doron Flake, V. Jeffrey Smith, Lisette Santiago, Everett Bradley, Marcus Machado, Gene Williams, Andre Lassalle, Mary Wormworth, Maritri Garrett, David Barnes, LaFrae Sci, and Kelsey Warren will perform classic and rare Motown anthems to Black political struggle.

Repertoire will include classics and rarities by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Syreeta, Smokey Robinson, Martha & The Vandellas and more, songs that speak to the precarious political condition of African-Americans for the last half-century.


Posted on October 21, 2014 in Readings

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