Black Fire Sessions: Anthony Braxton + Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris

The second installment of The Broad’s Black Fire Sessions, which celebrates Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, starts with a performance by legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, in collaboration with harpist Jacqueline Kerrod in the lobby of the museum. In Oculus Hall, Kelsey Lu will offer her pensive, soulful vocals, and sensual cello, and Jimetta Rose will conduct an a cappella jazz choir before reappearing alongside a trio of musicians to show her powerful lyrics and vocal styling. Beans will perform his recent politically-charged rhymes and fractured new school narratives, which create a style that mirrors a radical practice of progressive jazz in Oculus Hall later in the evening. Maurice Harris will stage a durational intervention in the Soul of a Nation galleries throughout the event.

Start Date

August 14, 2019

End Date

August 14, 2019


08:00 PM - 11:00 PM


The Broad, 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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