Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (EDT)

Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States receives it’s east-coast premiere at the Kennedy Center. Commissioned by the Portland-based Resonance Ensemble, Geter's An African American Requiem infuses the traditional Latin requiem with spirituals, modern declarations relating to racial violence against African Americans, as well as a setting of Ida B. Wells’s speech "Lynching is Color Line Murder" and the famous last words of Eric Garner, "I can’t breathe."

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