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The Makanda Projecdt Featuring Ricky Ford at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

Posted by John Kordalewski on February 13, 2020


Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA


Sat, March 14, 2020
7:00 pm


Ricky Ford
saxophone, tenor
Kurtis Rivers
saxophone, alto
Arni Cheatham
Sean Berry
saxophone, tenor
Charlie Kohlhase
saxophone, baritone
Bill Lowe
trombone, bass


Renowned saxophonist and Boston native Ricky Ford joins the Makanda Project for a special program, premiering a series of compositions he has written based on poems by Langston Hughes. Lengendary poet Askia Toure will be reading the poems as part of the musical arrangement. The concert is a continuation of the Makanda Project's popular, long-running series in Nubian Square (formerly Dudley Square). The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Ricky Ford, Sean Berry, Paavo Carey, Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini, Haneef Nelson, Matthew Kelly, Massimo Paparello (trumpets); Aaron Johnson, Tyler Bonilla, Bill Lowe (trombones); John Kordalewski (piano); John Lockwood (bass); Yoron Israel (drums); Askia Toure (poetry)

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