Electric Root Presents The Sound of (Black) Music

Gospel, funk, soul, and Afrobeat come together in this joyful presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs as viewed through a utopian, afrofuturistic lens. The Sound of (Black) Music is a vibrant one-act concert reimagining of the classic musical, featuring songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” all recast through a Black Roots music kaleidoscope. Created for 20 musicians and vocalists curated by Michael Mwenso and Jono Gasparro, in association with Electric Root, co-directed by Shariffa Ali and Kamilah Long with arrangements by Mathis Picard and music direction by Vuyo Sotashe, the concert channels the singular musical gifts of some of today’s most talented Black musicians into an overflowing celebration of Black Roots music. Vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, Charenee Wade, Alexis Lombre, and Zhanna Reed are supported by an electrifying band, bringing to life a vibrant retelling of the beloved classic—one fit for the whole family!
7:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
Ticket Price: To make the arts more accessible, tickets are available on a Choose-What-You-Pay basis. There is a suggested ticket price of $35.00, as well as options to pay more or less.

1941 Broadway at W 65th St
New York, NY 10023
United States