The duty of artists is to reflect and create content that is synonymous with the current world, exposing the downfalls and triumphs of the human spirit. Lineage Percussion is joining forces with renowned composer Carlos Simon to present the world premiere of Shadows of Lakeland. Lakeland, located in College Park, Maryland, is a historical Black community that has proven resilient when distracted by trials and tribulations. Experience the voices of Lakeland as Lineage Percussion explores their vibrant history and resolve in times of uncertainty.
This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.
Made possible, in part, by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation