Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Daniel Bernard Roumain by Bethanie Hines Photography, Drew Dollaz by Carol Dragon, Somi courtesy Somi Music
Longtime collaborators composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph are joined by street dance pioneer Drew Dollaz and electrifying vocalist Somi in The Just and the Blind, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Framed by visually striking photography and animation projections, the multimedia work explores racial profiling and the prison-industrial complex in a series of short vignettes that include music, dance, and spoken word.
Conceived and written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Original music composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain
Create Justice brings together a diverse group of artists, young people, policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and researchers from across the country to share ideas and work side-by-side to leverage the power of the arts for youth justice and reform.
The Just and the Blind is presented as part of the 2019 Create Justice Forum.
The Just and the Blind is produced by Sozo Artists, Inc., in partnership with the Sozo Impact Fund and its fiscal sponsor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Lead funding for Create Justice is provided by The Kresge Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and an anonymous donor.
Major funding for Create Justice is provided by Ameriprise Financial and MetLife Foundation.
Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.