Join us for music and a call to action.
James Dargan and Amir Farid bring us on a musical journey through “Oh, Glory,” exploring the lives and repertoire of five great Black musicians: Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Robert McFerrin, Sr.
Stay tuned for more information about the organizations we’ll be supporting this year and the actions we urge people to sign up for.
James Dargan is a musician and writer from North Carolina; he is based in New York City, where he sings while composing, playing the violin, writing, and teaching. James has been a musician since he was a child and has shared his voice and carefully curated programs throughout the US and Europe. James teaches spirituals and other Black music and is honored to walk in his family tradition of telling truthful stories. James relishes writing for Black singers and is currently writing two operas. His career highlights include solo work with The Boston Pops and operatic work with esperanza Spalding and Wayne Shorter. James is also a founding member of the consortium Ring Shout.
Winner of the prestigious 2006 Australian National Piano Award, Amir Farid is a New York-based Iranian-Australian solo pianist, associate artist, and chamber musician. He has been described as “a highly creative musician, a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding.”
January 15, 2023
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White Plains, NY