Black Rage: Negro Songs From A New Age Depression
Saturday February 6th, 2016 | 9PM
SIGNAL is proud to present "Black Rage: Negro Songs From a New Age Depression," an opera written by Richard Kennedy, with additional music by Rashonda Reeves.
Written over the course of 6 years, "Black Rage" explores the pain, frustration, and tribulations of being African American in the 21st century. Diving head-first into social problems that have plagued this country since its inception, "Black Rage" is a peek into some of the most intimate and heartbreaking moments endured in the quest for true liberation.
Inspired by chain gang songs, slave hymns, and a collection of field interviews with former slaves, "Black Rage" uses the power of song to communicate a message of hope and peace, to inspire a new generation, and to honor those who survived the Middle Passage and the harsh conditions of early American Life. "Black Rage" is an opportunity to better understand the black experience, all the while accepting that unless you live it you can never understand it, only be compassionate of it.
Palm Trees CapriSun
Saturday, February 6th | 9pm
$5 Suggested Donation
See a video excerpt of the performance below.