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Imani Winds and the Catalyst Quartet

January 12 at 3:30 p.m.
West Building, West Garden Court

Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet offer a unique program highlighting (im)migration experiences and featuring a new work by Jessie Montgomery, commissioned by Music Acord and the Sphinx Organization. Montgomery’s piece was inspired by the Great Migration of African Americans, as captured through her great-grandfather’s camera lens. The concert brings together spirituals and work songs that reflect his travels through Mississippi, the West, the North, and Georgia. The music tells his stories through the special timbral effects of winds and strings, continuing the storytelling tradition passed through Montgomery’s mother—playwright, actor, and teacher Robbie McCauley.

Photo by Pierre Lidar

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