651 ARTS presents Soundtrack ’63
featuring Blitz the Ambassador, Abiodun Oyewole from "The Last Poets" & special guests
Friday, February 8th & Saturday, February 9th @ 8:00PM
Irondale Center 85 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY
Creative Direction by Chen Lo
Musical Direction by Tut Asante Amin
Come and experience the sound of 1963! Behind every movement, is a soundtrack that mobilizes and inspires the leaders to the soldiers. From “Freedom Now” to “Keep on Pushin,” music has always been a reflection of our social landscape.
Join us as we present a millennial response to the year explored through music featuring Blitz the Ambassador & Abiodun Oyewole from The Last Poets & an 18-piece orchestra. Along with a visual experience that is sure to leave you reflecting on our past. Re-live the classics with new arrangements that were popular a few years prior to the year, during the year and immediately following.
“The music of 1963 was the soundtrack to a transformation. It inspired generations of African descendants to reclaim their humanity. The spirituals of the past brought faith and courage; pop tunes were an escape from harsh realities; and truth-tellers sang with a soulful defiance that electrified the Civil Rights Movement. The music of '63 still resonates with piercing clarity. “ – Chen Lo, curator of Soundtrack ‘63