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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
Celebrated performer Toshi Reagon leads a concert that features her longtime collaborators, 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, Guest Artist
Robert Pollock, Guest Artist

Soul Mechanism Band
·· Kim Jordan, Piano
·· Sonny Singh, Trumpet
·· Shirazette Tinnin, Drums
·· Fred Cash, Bass
·· Gaetano Vaccaro, Guitar
·· Dylan Blanchard, Percussion

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
·· 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
·· Ean Valte, Bass

Stacey Boggs, Lighting Designer
Thanasis Psarros, Sound Designer

Program

PAUL SIMON / ANGELA HUNTE / JANE’T SEWELL-ULEPIC "American Mashup" (arr. Future Music Project Ensemble)

TOSHI REAGON / LIZZ WRIGHT "Coming Home"

BE STEADWELL "For Sethe"

TOSHI REAGON "Freedom"

ISAIAS UMALI III / ROBERT POLLOCK "Freedom Trap"

JAMES "MOE" TORRES "Get"

HORIZON WORKSHOP SONGWRITERS "Home"

ALSARAH "Manara"

WHEELS SONGWRITING CREW "Señoritas"

TAINA ASILI "Sofrito"

TRAD. "Southeastern Woodland Stomp Dance"

EAN VALTE "Sunshine"

PS 177Q TECHNOLOGY BAND "To the Highest Elevation"

JAMIE HARRISON JONES "Unity Is Now"

Soul Mechanism: Home
Celebrated performer Toshi Reagon performs “Home,” written by young songwriters who participate in Carnegie Hall’s Future Music Project, as part of a yearlong conversation about the personal side of migration and the history of ideas.

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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