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Martha Redbone

The Martha Redbone Roots Project

Jazz in the Garden

  • Friday, May 27, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Enjoy a free, live performance by Martha Redbone, a Native and African American vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator.

She is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky, infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Southeastern Cherokee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music.

With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.