Music directing and co-producing People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement at Grand Performances on Saturday, August 2.
FREE summer concerts in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles
Dexter Story & Jonathan Rudnick bring you
PEOPLE GET READY!
A ‘LIVE’ SOUNDTRACK OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
A vital, stirring and heartwarming Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement & 50 years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 of Freedom and Equality with a powerful ensemble performing striking new renditions of the anthems that defiantly brought about change in the USA!
GODFREY AT LARGE
MAIYA SYKES vocals, choir director
ALBERTO LOPEZ percussion
CLAIRE COURCHENE trombone
DAMON AARON effects, voices
JAMELLE WILLIAMS trumpet
JON FLAUGHER bass
KENNETH CROUCH piano, keys
MATT DEMERRITT tenor sax
PATRICK BAILEY guitar
RONALD BRUNER drums
ACIDWASH PROJECTIONS visual narrative
DEXTER STORY music director
+ Very Special Guests
Produced by Jonathan Rudnick and Dexter Story, the team that brought you the uplifting Celebrations of Peace Go With You Gil for GIL SCOTT-HERON and Young Gifted & Nina for NINA SIMONE.
New album entitled “Seasons” on Kindred Spirits releases on December 10, 2012 on vinyl and February 18, 2013 digitally and on CD. The full length album produced by DJ/radio host/composer/Aquarian Carlos Nino features musicians and vocalists Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, i_Ced, Gaby Hernandez, Jimetta Rose Smith, Erik Rico, Allakoi Peete, Damon Aaron, Surya Botofasina, Derf Reklaw, Alan Lightner, Dwight Trible, Nichelle Monroe, Kamasi Washington, Seymour Liberty and more. Categorize under “from the heart and soul.”
February 18, 2013 – Dexter Story “Seasons” Album Release Date (CD/iTunes) – Kindred Spirits Worldwide
Commentary: I am grateful to everyone involved with this project and I look forward to performing the songs live for you soon. This was a labor of love and I especially thank Kees & Boye of Kindred Spirits, my dear friend and colleague Carlos Nino and all of the musicians, arrangers and vocalists on the record.
Performing a few selections on drums with Dwight Trible, John Beasley and Trevor Ware in tribute to Master Nate Morgan at It’s Going To Be A Great Day At KRST: A Benefit and Fundraiser for the Great Nate Morgan. The event is from 2 to 7pm at KRST African Center for Spiritual Science, 7825 S. Western Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90047. We are planning to play at around 3:30pm. This event will feature many of Los Angeles’ music celebrities (Please see the flyer below). Suggested donation: $20.