The Broad Museum to host Quincy Jones, Anthony Braxton, Kelsey Lu, more for Soul of a Nation performances

The Broad Museum to host Quincy Jones, Anthony Braxton, Kelsey Lu, more for Soul of a Nation performances

The Broad Museum in Los Angeles is hosting a series of performances including Quincy Jones, Anthony Braxton, Kelsey Lu, and others, in association with the ongoing exhibit Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983.

The series will include “Soul of a Nation Celebration: A Special Musical Performance Curated by Quincy Jones” on June 1, as well as a pair of performances dubbed the “Black Fire Sessions” on July 17 and August 14. Tickets to these events will include admission to the Soul of a Nation exhibit as well as the Broad’s third floor galleries.

Performers for the Jones-curated “Soul of a Nation Celebration” will include Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Arin Ray, Eryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley.

The first of the two Black Fire sessions will feature Roscoe Mitchell and Brett Carson, Busdriver, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Teebs, and movement and dance pieces by Mecca Vazie Andrews. The second will feature Anthony Braxton and harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Jimetta Rose (both leading an a capella jazz choir and accompanied by a trio), and rapper Beans, as well as a durational intervention by Maurice Harris. The sessions will take place in multiple spaces within the museum.

Purchase tickets for “Soul of a Nation Celebration: A Special Musical Performance Curated by Quincy Jones”here, and for the Black Fire Sessions here and here.

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