January 13, 2023
Music for Martin
Hear stylized arrangements of the music that fueled the Civil Rights movement along with poignant narration and audio-visual elements interwoven into excerpts from the great speeches of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
About Sounds of Blackness
Jazz, blues, spirituals, rock & roll, R&B, gospel, hip hop, and soul—these are the Sounds of Blackness! Sounds of Blackness has performed for kings, queens, presidents, and ambassadors at concert halls, colleges, schools, corporations, and festivals all over the world. Appearances include the Olympics, the World Cup, Ryder's Cup, the NFL, NBA, MLB, Grammy Awards, Denver Summit of 8, the NAACP National Convention, and the Super Bowl. They have performed with Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Sting, Prince, Elton John, Maya Angelou, Usher, Harry Belafonte, Aloe Black, Common, John Legend, and many more. Sounds of Blackness has won Image, Soul Train, International Time For Peace, Stellar, and three Grammy Awards! Their life-changing Top 10 single and video “Royalty" was also nominated for two Image and two Stellar Awards! Their new single “Sick & Tired” is the anthem for today’s movement for justice and equality! The Sounds of Blackness glorify God by uplifting all people through Black music!
SOPRANOS Melissa Belfrey Jamecia Bennett Nneka Constantino Layce Dreamz Kadejsha Kibble
ALTOS Melody Doyle Carrie Harrington Micah Eubanks Tasha Prince Breann Star
CONTRALTOS Bridget Dawkins Ayenna Davis
TENORS Quintin Brown Steve Dinkins Len Jones
BARITONE Reginald Haney
BASS Rodney Fair
BAND Daryl Boudreaux, Percussion Gary Hines, Keyboards/Conductor Paul Johnson, Bass Solomon Parham, Trumpet Treveris Riveron, Trumpet Larry Robinson, Drums Larry Sims, Trumpet Billy Steele, Keyboards/Asst Director David Wright III, Saxophone/Flute