Soul of a Nation Celebration: a Special Musical Performance Curated by Qunicy Jones

221 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jun 01, 8:30 PM - 11 PM — ends Sep 01, 2019
Music has always been a driving vehicle of change in the struggle for equality since the early civil rights and Black Power movements. In particular, jazz was a life force and an integral part of creative expression within the artist community, and much of its influence is clearly displayed in the works of artists highlighted in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963 – 1983. In celebration of this landmark exhibition, The Broad invited the legendary Quincy Jones to curate an evening of music inspired by the artists and artwork in Soul of a Nation. Musical performers include GRAMMY-nominated musician and producer Terrace Martin, Arin Ray, Eryn Allen Kaye, Alex Isley, and more special guests to be announced soon!
Jones will introduce the night in-person, along with a special video in which he speaks to his experiences as an African American artist who has broken barriers in nearly every facet of the entertainment industry. Jones addresses the importance of Soul of a Nation as it showcases the struggles of the civil rights movement through artistic expression of anger, pride, and educated resistance. Quincy cautions us, “You've got to know where you come from, in order to get where you want to go, and without that knowledge, we are in danger of repeating history—and I don't mean the good parts.”
The performance will take place on The Broad’s outdoor plaza. Tickets include admission to the Soul of a Nation exhibition and The Broad’s third floor galleries. This program is produced by Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.