The second annual Black Music Matters concert will take place at the History Colorado Center on February 28th, 2019, capping off a month of events and collaboration celebrating Black History Month.
Vocal Coalition (VOCO) teams up with Denver gospel quartet Spirit of Grace for a curated story that tells the history of the black experience from Africa to Colorado through music, narration, and dance. Last year’s production featured the work of Kid Astronaut and Theo Wilson while the 2019 display will feature work by Suzi Q as narrator, a Coalition Student and School Alliance of 140 voices from across the Metro Area, and more.
The music spectrum is as wide as the diaspora of the black experience, spanning waves from Afro-beats, hip-hop, jazz, poetic melodies, all under the storytelling experience. More than a night of art meeting music, Black Music Matters is designed to feel like a curriculum of lifestyle.
Vocal Coalition is unifying equity-minded humans through music, empowering students to unite a divided society while receiving a culturally equitable music education. Equity, education, and collaboration are hallmarks of the Coalition’s work. On February 28th, 2019, students become a part of history with established artists in a shared experience of the history of black music.