Black Legacy Project film
June 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Black Legacy Project, a musical celebration of Black history to advance racial solidarity, equity and belonging, kicks off with a free premiere screening in the Berkshires in honor of Juneteenth that includes footage from the concert debut of the Project held at The Colonial Theatre in March 2022. The event will conclude with a community conversation about the Project.
The Black LP is a national project produced by Berkshires nonprofit, Music in Common, in partnership with community stakeholders at the local level.
As it travels the country, the Black LP brings together Black and White artists and artists of ALL backgrounds to record present day interpretations of songs central to the Black American experience and compose originals relevant to the pressing calls for change of our time. Community roundtable discussions help inform how these songs are interpreted and written.
The Black Legacy Project launched in September 2021 in the Berkshires and will travel to Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Mississippi Delta, Denver, the Arkansas Ozarks and Boise in 2022-2023. A docuseries of the project is being produced in partnership with Berkshire-based OUTPOST.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID is required for this performance, BTG says, and masks are encouraged but no longer required in their venues.
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