NBC News calls pianist Lara Downes "a musical ray of hope". This special concert filmed LIVE under the stars in midtown Sacramento is a benefit to support the ACLU in the fight for voting rights.
Lara will share music from her newest album "Some Of These Days", a musical reflection on social justice and civil rights that was recently featured as Album Of The Month on NPR Music and shared via Lara's stunning NPR Music TINY DESK CONCERT.
“This could be one of the year’s most important recordings...Some of this music Lara Downes is playing has been with us for centuries. Her interpretations are so precious, that they should continue to extend for centuries to come. It’s a masterful recording." - Glide Magazine
“If there were ever an album that captured in music the interconnected nature of the fight for justice across generations, it is pianist and activist Lara Downes’ Some of These Days... Downes brings us an album that, track after track, delivers deeply moving and heartfelt performances of spirituals and freedom songs.” - Black Grooves Magazine
“This lyrical, evocative set un-starches the musical artifacts of African-American uplift. The pianist approaches spirituals, hymns and legacy pieces with a passion grounded in the knowledge that history is personal: each interpretation deeply reckons with what made her. ” - Ann Powers, NPR Music
“A trailblazing pianist who combines exquisite musicality with an acute awareness of how an artist can make a positive and lasting social impact” - The Piano Magazine
Sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services.
2020/07/12 - 2020/07/12
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