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Rosa Parks Oratorio at Angel City Jazz Festival

Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith’s Rosa Parks Oratorio at RedCat for the Angel City Jazz Festival, October 14th, 2018.

The Rosa Parks oratorio employs the song-form as composition that conveys a philosophical and spiritual narrative about Wadada’s vision of Rosa Parks.  The oratorio is concerned with ideas of freedom, liberty and justice.  This meditation is centered around the Civil Rights movement.  The stage setting is presented with the use of lights as a major conveyor of emotion and scenery with the projection of video images reconnecting history with the present.

Vocals – Carmina Escobar  |   Karen Parks    |   Min Xiao-Fen

Strings – Shalini Vijayan   |   Mona Tian   |   Andrew McIntosh   |   Ashley Walters

Trumpets – Wadada Leo Smith   |   Kris Tiner   |   Graham Haynes   |  Louis Lopez

drums – Pheeroan Aklaff    |  electronics – Hardedge

dance – Oguri  |  live video – Jesse Gilbert


Venue: Roy & Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (RedCat)
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

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