"Rise", with music by Judah Adashi and poetry by Tameka Cage Conley, bears witness to America’s civil rights journey from Selma to Ferguson. Its first performance took place on April 19, 2015. That same day, Freddie Gray died in police custody, sparking the Baltimore Uprising. On April 19, 2016, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University will present a free event called RiseBmore2016: a conversation on art and activism, followed by a performance of "Rise." Information and tickets are available at www.RiseBmore2016.com. You can also follow the event on social media at @RiseBmore2016 and using #RiseBmore2016.
The creators of "Rise" join Red Emma’s on April 17 at 7:30pm to discuss the work and its intersection with the Baltimore Uprising. Dr. Adashi is a composer on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cage Conley is a Pittsburgh-based literary artist who writes poetry, fiction and plays; she will read selections from her poetry at the event.