Inspira weaves spoken word, poetry, music and movement into a moving performance of African American spirituals. From the opening notes of “Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name” to a classical violin mashup of text and voice featuring Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream” speech; from Tiananmen Square protesters’ “We Shall Overcome” in 1989 to the piece’s climax “#SayHerName,” INSPIRA creates breathing space for people to connect and recommit to Love.
A multiracial and multigenerational ensemble, INSPIRA includes Francis Wong from San Francisco Chinatown on tenor sax, classical violinist Michael Jamanis, Philadelphia vocalist and community organizer Matthew Armstead, West African percussionist Gerri McCritty, and playwright Amanda Kemp.
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25 S Queen St
Lancaster , PA 17603
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