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Lakecia Benjamin Presented by Kente Arts Alliance

Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Register Here! 2021-04-26 7:00 PM 2021-04-26 8:00 PM America/New_York Lakecia Benjamin Presented by Kente Arts Alliance 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

The KENTE AT HOME Series – Featuring: Saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin

Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 60 minutes)

The KENTE AT HOME Series – Featuring: Saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin

Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and The Roots. For her Kente at Home debut, Benjamin will pay homage to two of the most influential jazz figures of the 20th and 21st century: Alice and John Coltrane. She will draw upon her 2020 CD release, Pursuance: The Coltranes, a 13-track collection of original Coltrane tunes featuring: Zaccai Curtis, Lonnie Plaxico, and EJ Strickland.

Currently Lakecia Benjamin’s latest album Pursuance is an intergenerational masterpiece that takes one on a journey through the lineage of the music with the works of John and Alice Coltrane. Benjamin pays homage to those who have come before her by featuring innovative bandleaders of her generation, such as, Reggie Workman (Co-producer and playing), Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridegwater, Meshell Ndegecello, Regina Carter, Bertha Hope, Last poets, Greg Osby, Steve Wilson, John Benitez, Marc Cary, Marcus Gilmore, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Brandee Younger, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Jazzmeia Horn.

Kente Arts Alliance, a 501c 3 nonprofit is an African American arts organization whose mission is to present high-quality art of the African Diaspora. Kente’s aim is to present art with a purpose by presenting programs that entertain, inform and uplift the residents of underserved communities.

Event Details

April 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
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