Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely - The Sacred Music Show
January 31, 2021
While Joe's Pub is temporarily closed to public access, join us for Joe's Pub Live! – a free series of performances from artists' HQ and our iconic stage in New York City. Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with our audiences.
THE SACRED MUSIC SHOW & ARTIST PANEL
Featuring the Bernice Johnson Reagon Songbook
Sacred Music Panel Discussion Hosted by Judith Casselberry
January 31st, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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The Sacred Music Show
January 31st, 2021 at 8:00PM
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Recorded live at Joe’s Pub on January 27, 2019
With Bobby Burke, Carla Duren, Ganessa James, Marcelle Davies-Lashley, Josette Newsam, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Jason Walker, and Adam Widoff.
Toshi Reagon's annual birthday shows are staples of the New York performance ecosystem and culminate in The Sacred Show - a tribute to the musical legacy of Toshi's mother Bernice Johnson Reagon. This performance, recorded on January 27, 2019 captures the alchemy that occurs only when mother and daughter share Joe's Pub's intimate stage.
Toshi Reagon has been described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music.” Toshi is a Singer/Musician/Composer/Producer/Curator. Her music has been featured in film and television and she has collaborated with several dance companies including Urban Bush Woman, Jane Comfort, and LAVA. She is the founder of WORD*ROCK*&SWORD: A Festival Celebration of Women’s Lives, an 8-day festival that takes place in NYC every September. She has curated several events in NYC including her GoodFolk series in collaboration with Joe’s Pub and The Schomburg Center for Black Research in Black Culture’s Women in Jazz Festival.
Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius, and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon. Yaa Asantewaa writes, “Toshi knows the power of song to focus, unite and mobilize people. If you’ve been lucky enough to be in Toshi’s presence, you know you can’t walk away from her without feeling better about yourself as a human being. She aims for nothing less.” Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women’s History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic’s Heritage Award.
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