On September 26, the touring band of the Black Legacy Project, a musical celebration of Black history, will perform at the Wilbur Fiske Haven House in Malden, Mass. The Black LP band will be bringing songs from the album “Black Legacy Project, Vol. 1” (out September 22) to audiences through an interactive, engaging and powerful live performance.
The Black Legacy Project launched in September 2021, partnering with communities nationwide to promote transformative dialogue crossing racial and political divides. Enlightened by those conversations, Black LP brings diverse communities together to record present-day versions of songs central to the Black American experience and to compose original, meaningful songs relevant to the profound need for change in our time. Those songs are featured on “Black Legacy Project, Vol. 1,” and the touring component of Black LP will perform songs from the album at the show. For tickets go to https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/mystic-side-opera-company/
The communities involved with the Black Legacy Project include the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, the Mississippi Delta, the Arkansas Ozarks and Boise, Idaho. Following the roundtables, songwriting and recordings in the Berkshires, The Guthrie Center started an initiative to bring community members together for conversations and engagement. Likewise, in Denver, the Project led to commissioned work with the City and County of Broomfield and the Museum of Boulder to launch a celebration of Colorado’s Black history through song. Indeed, in every place touched by the Project, people are crossing racial and political divides together, having transformative conversations and building collaborations that continue to grow and advance greater solidarity, equity and belonging in their local communities. For the Black Legacy Project’s groundbreaking work, CNN honored it as a 2022 Champion For Change.