Continuation of a Dream: The Dream Reimagined...

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Black Student Union (BSU) presents “Continuation of a Dream: The Dream Reimagined...,” a tribute concert experience to alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 Hon. DM.

This event celebrates Black history and music in a multi-disciplinary concert experience featuring music, dance, art, and spoken word. Examining the modern-day dream first set out by Dr. Martin Luther King, the concert brings a new look at what the dream looks like today in a contemporary context.

The event is organized by the BSU Board (Naledi Masilo, Robyn Smith, Paul Mardy, and Evan Wright) under the guidance of faculty advisors Nedelka Prescod and Jason Moran.

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  1. Performers include:

    NEC Gospel Ensemble (led by Nedelka Prescod)

    NEC West African Ensemble

    Daon Drisdom ’20, Tenor

    Zabriel Rivers, ’21 MM, Countertenor

    Raji Venkat ’21 MM Soprano

    Dorien Tate ’20 MM Trombone

    Robyn Smith ’19, ’21 MM, Trombone

    Evan Wright ’20, Jazz Composition

    Zoe Cagan ’21 MM, Flute

    David Norville ’20, Oboe

    Kebra Seyoun-Charles ’20, Double Bass

    Tejas Nair ‘22, Esraj

    Kevonna Shufford ’20, Viola

    Contemporary Improvisation/Jazz Combo TBA

    Special guest performer: Boston's poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola

    Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too, forthcoming with Button Poetry, and is the current poet laureate for the City of Boston.