Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

“Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now.”—Paste Magazine

Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul 1970s funk, and Gospel. His single from his first album, “We Comin”—was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In May 2017 he released In Times Like These, produced by the six-time Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. His latest release from 2019, When We Fight, We Win—Live from Memphis, features new music as well as songs from the first two albums.

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Blacktronika: Sound for Humanity

Blacktronika presents Sound for Humanity, a series of performances by six music creative artists, who were asked to think about sound, not only in its sonic definition (noun) but sound as an adjective (sound mind) and verb (sound the alarm), and how their choices will contribute in some way to humanity.

Performers include:
Maria Chavez, Experimental Turntablist
Lisa Vazquez, Soul improvisor
Stro Elliot, Rhythm scientist
Melz, Mood composer
Ari Melenciano, Sound artist
King Britt, Polymath producer

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a UCSD course created by Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt, that shines a light on innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music.

“The idea behind Sound for Humanity is for each of us to create a message for humanity through our sonic palette and performance.  When thinking about the word, Sound, I felt  we could express sound as a noun (obvious), adjective (sound mind … safe and sound) and verb (sound the alarm) ….. keeping  these intentions in mind within our creative process. Each artist will stretch the boundaries of their personal sounds and process, expanding on sonic space.”—King Britt

April 28: Maria Chavez, King Britt, and Lisa Vazquez Tickets to April 28 > 
April 29: Stro Elliot, Ari Melenciano, and Melz Tickets to April 29 > 
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Blacktronika: Sound for Humanity

Blacktronika presents Sound for Humanity, a series of performances by six music creative artists, who were asked to think about sound, not only in its sonic definition (noun) but sound as an adjective (sound mind) and verb (sound the alarm), and how their choices will contribute in some way to humanity.

Performers include:
Maria Chavez, Experimental Turntablist
Lisa Vazquez, Soul improvisor
Stro Elliot, Rhythm scientist
Melz, Mood composer
Ari Melenciano, Sound artist
King Britt, Polymath producer

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a UCSD course created by Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt, that shines a light on innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music.

“The idea behind Sound for Humanity is for each of us to create a message for humanity through our sonic palette and performance.  When thinking about the word, Sound, I felt  we could express sound as a noun (obvious), adjective (sound mind … safe and sound) and verb (sound the alarm) ….. keeping  these intentions in mind within our creative process. Each artist will stretch the boundaries of their personal sounds and process, expanding on sonic space.”—King Britt

April 28: Maria Chavez, King Britt, and Lisa Vazquez Tickets to April 28 > 
April 29: Stro Elliot, Ari Melenciano, and Melz Tickets to April 29 > 
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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

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Ariel Quartet Beethoven Cycle ArtPower Exclusive Video Release

Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned its glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule.

In honor of Beethoven’s sestercentennial in 2020, the Ariel Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven Cycle. This ArtPower exclusive video release includes six of the 16 Beethoven string quartets. The presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle concludes in 2021–22 season with a live performance by Ariel Quartet.

Video Release Schedule

Videos will be released at 10 am the day of the event and available for viewing for a week.

April 17: Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5 Buy Tickets >
April 24: Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 1: Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (original ending with Große Fuge, op.133) Buy Tickets >
May 8: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 Buy Tickets >
May 15: Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1, “Razumovsky” Buy Tickets >
May 22: Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 Buy Tickets >

Get access to all six videos and save $10 > 

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Premiere: c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group

Dancer Rand Zeid Taha and choreographer Elad Schechter of c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Dance Group collaborate on a performance across borders. Performed live on stage in Jerusalem where both were born, Premiere “looks for a moment when everything will freeze and it will finally become possible to breathe.” The pair seek out how dance can become an international language which can bridge cultural differences and be used as a tangible tool for social change, particularly between their two religions.

After the performance stay for a conversation with the dancer and choreographer live from Jerusalem.

Elad Schechter is a Jerusalem native dancer and choreographer and a graduate of the High School for the Arts in Jerusalem. He served in the IDF Theatre Department and danced in many professional companies before founding the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem in 2021. He also founded the annual ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ Festival in Jerusalem’s famous Machne Yehuda Market.

Rand Zeid Taha is a Palestinian Dancer from Jerusalem. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. A member of the Academy’s Ensemble and its excellence performance program, Taha won 3rd place her senior year in the annual ‘Gertrude Strauss Choreography Competition’. She was also awarded the Henny Jurriens Summer Intensive Scholarship in Amsterdam. Taha is performing with c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group and took part in the CINARS Biennale 2018, in Montreal.

This program is presented in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University, and sponsored by the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative and UC Berkeley.