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The Healing Project 
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How do we survive in America? Bay Area pianist, composer, and activist Samora Pinderhughes brings together world-class musicians, artists, and poets in The Healing Project, a new, multidisciplinary work that explores the daily realities of violence, incarceration, and detention in the United States. With musical compositions, audio interviews, and raw testimonials, The Healing Project is a search for what it means to live and love while dealing with hurt, an exploration of vulnerability and process, and a celebration of healing and resistance.

"I've been working on The Healing Project for eight years now. It's my try at speaking directly to the many damages caused by our society's systems or prison, detention, and structural violence, and the many beautiful, different, and deep ways that people figure out how to heal themselves and others from the things they go through, in spite of it all." 

The performance will feature Samora Pinderhughes on piano, vocals, and electronics; Elena Pinderhughes on flute and vocals; Marcus Shelby on bass; Howard Wiley on drums; and Bobby Gonz performing spoken word. 

Samora Pinderhughes is a composer, pianist, vocalist, filmmaker, and multidisciplinary artist known for striking intimacy and carefully crafted, radically honest lyrics alongside high-level musicianship. He is also known for using his music to examine sociopolitical issues and fight for change and works in the tradition of the black surrealists throughout the African Diaspora, those who bend word, sound, and image towards the causes of revolution. Pinderhughes is a prison and police abolitionist, an anti-capitalist, and an advocate for process over product.

Pinderhughes has collaborated with many artists across boundaries and scenes including Herbie Hancock, Common, Glenn Ligon, Sara Bareilles, Daveed Diggs, Titus Kaphar, and Lalah Hathaway. He works frequently with Common on compositions for music and film, and is featured as a composer, lyricist, vocalist, and pianist on the new albums August Greene and Let Love with Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins. He has performed his compositions at Carnegie Hall, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Kennedy Center, and toured internationally with artists including Branford Marsalis, Christian Scott, Jose James, and Emily King.

Acknowledgements

Generously supported by the Koret Foundation. Co-commissioned by Art for Justice, Soros Justice, Unbound Philanthropy, Creative Capital, and Carnegie Hall.

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