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Thu, Sep 01


Arena Stage

Regina Carter

Presented in part by LCG, Inc. and Chamber Music America

Regina Carter
Regina Carter

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2022, 7:30 PM

Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC

About the event

Regina Carter’s projects – including Reverse Thread, Southern Comfort, and Simply Ella – have always been very personal stories, journeys of self-discovery and identity achieved by researching and understanding family and subjects that have impacted her family. In her newest project, GONE IN A PHRASE OF AIR, Regina explores areas across America where hundreds of thousands of its citizens, most often African Americans, immigrants, and the disadvantaged, witnessed their homes, businesses, and churches being demolished, all in the name of urban renewal.

GONE IN A PHRASE OF AIR celebrates these vanished communities and some of the music associated with them. It will reach a broad range of listeners and strike a responsive chord. Listeners who have ties to similar communities will enjoy the message and the music, and others new to these stories will discover the vibrancy and spirit of these lost places.

Gone in A Phrase of Air Concert: Regina Carter, violin; Xavier Davis, Piano; Chris Lightcap, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums; Carla Cook, vocals

The GONE IN A PHRASE OF AIR concert will include original music as well as music of that time, poetry, and spoken word, and the concert experience will include visual art elements as well, followed by a post-concert discussion.

Post-Concert Panel Discussion: Moderator: Kymone Freeman, Co-Founder We ACT Radio, Panelists: Sunny Sumter, CEO DC Jazz Festival, Sabiyha Prince Author and Visual Artist, Sonya A. Grier Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor at Kogod School of Business at American University, Samuel George Documentary filmmaker for the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Click here for the Arena Stage COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Policy.


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