Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Daniel Bernard Roumain by Bethanie Hines Photography
Longtime collaborators violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph draw on their experiences of fatherhood and the stories of investigative journalist Lisa Armstrong to create The Just and the Blind, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. This world-premiere performance explores racial profiling and the prison-industrial complex through spoken word, movement, and music.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Spoken Word Daniel Bernard Roumain, Violin and Piano
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 during the 2019 Create Justice Forum.
Lead funding for Create Justice is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an anonymous donor.
Major funding for Create Justice is provided by Ameriprise Financial, MetLife Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation.
Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.