BAMUTHI: "Blackbird, Fly"

  • Starts: 7:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Ends: 8:30 pm on Friday, November 18, 2022

The BU Arts Initiative is pleased to welcome Marc Bamuthi Joseph in a concert performance of Blackbird, Fly.

BLACKBIRD, FLY weaves together an enduring tapestry of movement, narrative, music and Haitian folklore to engage audiences in dialog about critical questions of our time. Steeped in hip-hop aesthetic, this intimate duet between two preeminent sons of Haitian immigrants —composer/violinist DBR, and arts activist & spoken word artist BAMUTHI —unveils their life stories in search of their identity and role models, and explores universal themes of tolerance and inclusion.

This work is a culmination of Daniel Bernard Roumain and Bamuthi's collaborations with Atlanta Ballet, Boston Children’s Chorus, University of Houston, SF Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Opera Philadelphia. In each of these communities, they have created and premiered new works offering myriad experiential arts education opportunities. Introspective yet uplifting, BLACKBIRD, FLY heightens our collective consciousness and sheds a new light on the arts as a powerful tool for social and civic engagement.

Learn more about the residency at Boston University.

Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue