Peace Go With You, Gil: A Celebration Of Gil Scott-Heron
Friday, July 20
Grand Performances, Los Angeles California
The Revolution will be coming to you Live right in the heart of Downtown LA, in this celebration of the late great Gil Scott-Heron's legacy exploring the soul, vitality, power, humor, social activism, humanity and fiery messages through an enthralling musical, poetic and visual journey.
It's clearly a mean feat to cover the entire span of Gil Scott-Heron's dynamic career, as it is to fully go deep into each of the multi-talented performers right here, but be assured that within 2 very distinct and unique sets of music and poetry, you will experience and enjoy many of the classics, and joyful interpretations
PEACE GO WITH YOU, GIL Features:
Alan Lightner (steel pan, percussion, vocals)
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a Kool Bob Love (spoken word)
Carlos Niño (percussion)
Derf Reklaw (hand drums, flute)
Dexter Story (music director, misc instruments)
Dwight Trible (vocals)
Elizabeth Lea (trombone)
Geoff "Double G" Gallegos (baritone/alto, guest arranger)
Gina Loring (vocals)
Jeremy Sole (DJ, narrative)
Jimetta Rose Smith (vocals)
Joshua Silverstein (beat box, spoken word)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Marcel Carmago (guitar)
Mark de Clive-Lowe (keys, piano, electronics)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (viola, guest arranger)
Nailah Porter (vocals)
Nia Andrews (vocals)
Professor Nalepa (visual narrative)
Rich Medina (narrative, spoken word)
Roger Guenveur Smith (spoken word)
Shafiq Husayn (vocals)
Todd Simon (trumpet, flugelhorn, guest arranger)
Tony Austin (drums)
Tracy Wannomae (flute, woodwinds)
Trevor Ware (bass)
+ very special guests:
BRIAN JACKSON (keys, piano, flute)
GIA SCOTT-HERON (spoken word)
And more artists, guests and surprises being added !!
so tell us what's the word ?
* HIT + RUN live screen-printing : bring your fave shirt or get a new fresh T printed !
* The Last Holiday : A Memoir on sale from Grove/Atlantic books
* GIL 180 gram vinyl + rare vintage gems & CD's on sale from AMOEBA
* Be healthy and eco-friendly and Ride your Bike on in
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) will have a bike valet set up on our plaza at this event.
Curated and produced by JONATHAN RUDNICK, co-founder of GIANT STEP, and one of the creative minds behind SCORED music in film; theLIFT and NOISE POP Culture Club - stay tuned for updates as the Revolution is Revolutionized.
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