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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Soul Mechanism

A Concert Celebrating the Music of Migrations
Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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Toshi Reagon, Lizz Wright by Jesse Kitt Photography, Be Steadwell, Martha Redbone by Will Maupin / Blackfeet Productions LLC, Taina Asili by Mike Morgan Photography, Alsarah Elgadi
Celebrated performer Toshi Reagon leads a concert that features her longtime band, exploring the migration experience from generation to generation and across borders. American roots songstress Martha Redbone, Alsarah and the Nubatones bandleader Alsarah, jazz and gospel vocalist Lizz Wright, singer-songwriter and filmmaker Be Steadwell, and activist-artist Taina Asili join New Yorkers of all ages, making new and original songs come to life.

Part of: Migrations: The Making of America

Performers

Toshi Reagon, Curator, Vocals, and Guitar
Lizz Wright, Guest Artist
Be Steadwell, Guest Artist
Martha Redbone, Guest Artist
Zachariah Hawk Whitby, Guest Artist
Taina Asili, Guest Artist
Josette Newsam-Marchak, Guest Artist
Alsarah Elgadi, Guest Artist
Robert Pollock, Guest Artist

SOUL MECHANISM BAND
Kim Jordan, Piano
Curtis Stewart, Violin
Shirazette Tinnin, Drums
Fred Cash, Bass

with
Isaias Umali III, Guitar
Dexter Nurse, Trumpet
Ivan Calaff, Percussion

PS 177Q Technology Band
·· Adam Goldberg, Director

Future Music Project Ensemble
·· Ian Ackerman, Guitar
·· Femi Ajirotutu, Drums
·· Christopher Bell, Piano and Vocals
·· Noga Cabo, Guitar and Vocals
·· Adrian Chabla, Piano
·· Hannah Coleman, Vocals
·· Nia Simone Egerton, Cello and Vocals
·· Akihito Gorai, Keyboards and Percussion
·· Asia Hickman, Alto Saxophone
·· Doren Johnson, Trumpet
·· Eoin O’Mara, Guitar
·· Myea Patterson, Vocals
·· Yeshak Pellot, Vocals
·· Ean Valte, Bass

Stacey Boggs, Lighting Designer
Thanasis Psarros, Sound Designer

Program

JAMES MOE TORRES "Get"

ISAIAS UMALI III / ROBERT POLLOCK "Freedom Trap"

WHEELS SONGWRITING CREW "Señoritas"

EAN VALTE "Sunshine"

HORIZON WORKSHOP SONGWRITERS "Home"

PS 177Q TECHNOLOGY BAND "To the Highest Elevation"

JAMIE HARRISON JONES "Unity Is Now"

Soul Mechanism: A Concert Celebrating the Music of Migrations, a creative learning project for young people across New York City, is made possible in part by generous support from Martha and Bob Lipp.

Ford Foundation

Lead support for Migrations: The Making of America is provided by the Ford Foundation, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Igor Tulchinsky.

Howard Gilman Foundation

Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

National Endowment for the Arts: arts.gov

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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