“Black Lives - from Generation to Generation”
They come from the United States, Caribbean and Africa and their songs draw on many influences, such as African music, hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock, fusion, jungle, blues, Caribbean jazz and poetry.
This collective presents Great Black Music as a source of moral truth and potent weaponry against the scourge of racism, and was made by artists who are continuing to fight for equality and social justice through music.
The composers of this new project are between 20 and 80 years old and are known for their work as leaders but also their collaboration with world-famous artists from the 60‘s until today (D‘Angelo, Fela Kuti, Meshell Ndegéocello, Salif Keita, Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Steve Coleman, Joe Zawinul, The Headhunters, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding).
The characters, performers and inter-continental styles on the album weave together complementary sounds and anecdotes, resulting in something richer than just a snapshot of a single moment.
“Black Lives - from Generation to Generation” is a clear indication that there’s an infinite number of ways to conceive Black existence in the world. And if that doesn’t actually end up as a “utopian racial coalition,” may it help us transcend the lack of fellowship that is currently all-too common.
All the rights and profits of this album will go straight to the talented artists who composed their songs for this cause: THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM.
Cheick Tidiane Seck - vocals & keyboards
Christie Dashiell - vocals
Tutu Puoane - vocals
Jacques Schwarz Bart or/and Marcus Strickland - saxophone
Sharrif Simmons - spoken word
Terence Nicholson - spoken word
David Gilmore - guitar
Andy Milne - piano
Federico Gonzalez Pena - piano & keyboards
Reggie Washington - acoustic & electric basses
Adam Falcon - guitar
Jean-Paul Bourelly - guitar
Marque Gilmore - drums, sampling & drum programming
Gene Lake or/and E.J. Strickland - drums
Sonny Troupé - drums & percussion
DJ Grazzhoppa - turntables
Reggie Washington will be the musical director for these live concerts.
2022 - 2023