Thursday, April 30, 2015

Anthony R. Green: Support Castle of our Skins' "Oh, Freedom" project TODAY! Creating a NEW WORK for spoken word artist + chamber ensemble.

Anthony R. Green, Composer & Performer
© 2015 Anthony Green

Castle of our Skins

On May 22, 2014 AfriClassical posted:

Anthony R. Green writes:

Good morning!

Below is an announcement from Castle of our Skins for the AfriClassical blog. An image is also attached. The announcement is about our new IndieGoGo campaign for our upcoming "Oh, Freedom!" concert. The campaign ends soon, May 15th, and we're hoping to reach out to as many people as we can as soon as possible!

Thanks so much for your work,

It is nothing short of an honoring and humbling experience to be knee-deep once more in a project exploring Black artistry through music!

This June, we will unveil a collaboratively created work for spoken word artist
and chamber ensemble to be premiered in New England’s largest African American museum, home to the nation’s oldest African Meeting House. Poetry inspired by the words of civil rights and abolitionist leaders has already been spun by 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Amber Rose Johnson.
Music, with hints of slave songs, gospel and contemporary flair, has already been crafted by Castle of our Skins’ Co-Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence Anthony Green. Sewn together, they create an utterly exquisite and beautifully poignant tapestry. We’re excited not only to share this project with you but also to have you join us in its creation!

The work, Oh, Freedom!, will receive its debut June 4, 2015 at the African Meeting House in Boston, MA. Only a few short months away, we are eager to raise the remaining funds to help bring this project to the stage. Having already received a Boston Cultural Council grant to cover part of the production costs, we are turning to YOU to consider making a tax-deductible contribution towards our goal of $5,000.

There are a few ways in which you can contribute:

  1. By credit card online on our Indiegogo campaign where, in exchange for your donation, you will receive a gift from our creative team:

  1. By check or money order
    made payable to “Fractured Atlas” with “Castle of our Skins” in the
    memo line. Please send contributions to: Castle of our Skins; 29 Yale
    Terrace #2; Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Castle of our Skins is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit
arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Castle of our Skins must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are
tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

With your tax-deductible contribution, we look forward to propelling our mission: to cultivate cultural curiosity in Black artistry through music in audiences both young and old. Thank you in advance for your generous support! We look forward to seeing you at one of our events and of course the Oh, Freedom! premiere.

Wishing you all the best and a culturally curious year.

The Castle of our Skins Team

Ashleigh Gordon, Co-Artistic Director
Anthony Green, Co-Artistic Director
Seychelle Dunn, Director of Educational Programming


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