Continuation of a Dream: The Dream Reimagined...
New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Black Student Union (BSU) presents “Continuation of a Dream: The Dream Reimagined...,” a tribute concert experience to alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 Hon. DM.
This event celebrates Black history and music in a multi-disciplinary concert experience featuring music, dance, art, and spoken word. Examining the modern-day dream first set out by Dr. Martin Luther King, the concert brings a new look at what the dream looks like today in a contemporary context.
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NEC Gospel Ensemble (led by Nedelka Prescod)
NEC West African Ensemble
Daon Drisdom ’20, Tenor
Zabriel Rivers, ’21 MM, Countertenor
Raji Venkat ’21 MM Soprano
Dorien Tate ’20 MM Trombone
Robyn Smith ’19, ’21 MM, Trombone
Evan Wright ’20, Jazz Composition
Zoe Cagan ’21 MM, Flute
David Norville ’20, Oboe
Kebra Seyoun-Charles ’20, Double Bass
Tejas Nair ‘22, Esraj
Kevonna Shufford ’20, Viola
Contemporary Improvisation/Jazz Combo TBA
Special guest performer: Boston's poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola
Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too, forthcoming with Button Poetry, and is the current poet laureate for the City of Boston.