Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble has announced details regarding upcoming performances with their artist in residence Hannibal Lokumbe, jazz trumpeter and composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Lokumbe, having enjoyed a long career of over forty years, is known for his ability to express the African-American experience through his compositions, often using topical events as a catalyst for these compositions.
Between February 1 and 9, the ensemble will present four different opportunities to experience Lokumbe’s works, as well as engage in conversations about cultural issues. All events are free and open to the public. Below you will find the details of the individual events provided in the ensemble’s press release.
Lecture and Performance
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired; a Conversation about Resilience, Revolution and Fannie Lou Hamer
Friday, February 1, 6:00 PM
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Featuring a performance of composer Hannibal Lokumbe’s String Quartet “Fannie Lou Hamer” alongside a lecture with Lokumbe and panelists exploring the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer in partnership with the Civil Rights Room and Nashville Public Library.
Lecture and Conversation
The New Being: Perception and Spiritual Existence of People of Color
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 PM
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209
Presented in partnership with Metro Arts and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt as part of Metro Arts’ REAL (Racial Equity in Arts Leadership) Speaker Series. Composer Hannibal Lokumbe will speak to arts and community leaders about building equity and his work in community based arts programming.
Lecture and Conversation
Mass Incarceration and Restorative Arts: A Conversation with Composer Hannibal Lokumbe and Dr. Rosevelt Noble
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM
Black Cultural Center
Bishop Johnson Center
Nashville, TN 37212
Composer Hannibal Lokumbe joins Dr. Rosevelt Noble, a scholar of the American criminal justice system and Director of the BCC, for a conversation discussing Hannibal’s work with incarcerated men and women around the country, the power of music to heal, and the impact of race in the American prison system.
Performance and Pre-Concert Activities
Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling
Saturday, February 9, 7:00 PM (Pre-Concert Activities begin at 6:00 PM)
Fisk Memorial Chapel
Nashville, TN 37208
Crucifixion Resurrection is a requiem composed by Hannibal Lokumbe in 2017 for jazz ensemble, chorus, narrators and vocal soloists. The work honors the nine victims of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina and features acclaimed tenor Roderik Dixon and Grammy Award-winning bassist David Pulphus. This event concludes Intersection’s weeklong residency with Lokumbe.
Pre-concert activities include a 6pm “Walk of Love” exploring the campus and history of Fisk University and “Remembering Birmingham,” at 6:20pm, with Sarah Collins, Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham in 1963, where Ms. Collins shares her story of survival, loss and resilience. Hannibal requests that community members joining for the “Walk of Love” wear white.