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November 12, 2022, 8 pm10 pm.
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Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents the world premiere of Action Songs/Protest Dances, a live music and dance performance conceived, directed, and choreographed by Edisa Weeks. The work features six original songs commissioned by composers/musicians Taina Asili, Spirit McIntyre, and Martha Redbone. Three songs are inspired by the life, speeches, and writings of civil rights activist James Forman (1928-2005) whose personal archives are housed at the Queens College Rosenthal Library; and three songs are about social justice issues in America today. Together the songs and dances serve as a call to action, a protest against injustice, and a demand that America become a more just, equitable, inclusive and truly great nation.