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.

Richard Kennedy
Rashonda Reeves
Jelos Orgasm
Palm Trees CapriSun
Alissa Brianna
Cedric Antonio

Saturday, February 6th | 9pm

$5 Suggested Donation

See a video excerpt of the performance below.