Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited at Merriam Theater

Avenue of the Arts South

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In the world of jazz, few contemporary artists have more consistently and provocatively built upon the goals and achievements of each succeeding year as Philadelphia's own four-time Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. He and his 18-piece jazz band come to Merriam Theater for The Movement Revisited, the culmination of his richly inspired piece lauding four key figures of the Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. This performance blends a five-part suite for a big jazz band with powerful vocals provided by the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, led by music director J. Donald Dumpson and choir director JD Steele. You'll hear famous passages by these historical figures merging with the music in order to tell the story of the fight for civil rights. The Movement Revisited culminates in a final piece where all four of the production's narrators come together to recite President Barack Obama's inauguration speech.

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    Avenue of the Arts South

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    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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