Music speaks to us in so many different ways—creating space for contemplation, movement, emotional freedom and healing. Certain melodies and rhythms resonate deeply and provide refuge from the struggles in our day to day lives. A single note has the power to inspire, renew, cleanse, and unite. As the poet Victor Hugo once stated, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
In recognition of the vast and infinite power of music, we are excited to present a free evening concert for the 2019 National Day of Racial Healing featuring an intimate performance by Los Angeles’ very own, Georgia Anne Muldrow, live at The World Stage.
About Georgia Anne Muldrow
Earning “Jazz Album Of The Year” honors at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards in 2011 for her album Ocotea, Georgia Anne Muldrow has built an impressive discography, and a reputation to match, during her career as a vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician. She first lit up the scene with her debut album Olesi: Fragments of An Earth (2006) on cult LA imprint Stones Throw. Soon after, she co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with Dudley Perkins in 2008, the platform and springboard for many of her musical travels over the years. It is fitting that in 2018 she should sign to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint – a record label deeply embedded in LA, with a ton of shared history and a united vision of the future – to release her stunning new album, Overload.
Mos Def said about Muldrow: “She’s like Flack, Nina Simone, Ella, she’s something else. She’s like religion. It’s heavy, vibrational music. I’ve never heard a human being sing like this.”
It’s Georgia’s rich musical heritage and the sheer weight of her catalogue that has earned her the respect of peers such as Erykah Badu (with whom she collaborated on New Amerykah Part Two in 2010), Bilal, and Robert Glasper who invited Georgia to perform on his Miles Ahead OST in 2016.
About The World Stage
The World Stage is an educational and performance art space in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’ African American cultural community. It was founded in 1989 by the late world-renowned master jazz drummer Billy Higgins and by poet and community arts activist Kamau Daáood, in an attempt to fill a cultural void in the L.A. community. Initially formed as a loose collective of artists and arts supporters, The World Stage has grown to assume a pioneering and pivotal role in South L.A.’s music and art landscape.
The Stage’s mission is to secure, preserve and advance the position of African American music, literature and works in the oral tradition to a local, national and international audience. With a capacity of 100, The World Stage programs affordable weekly workshops in music and literary arts, and ticketed performances from a range of renowned artists.
To learn more, visit theworldstage.org.