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Listen to a conversation with Rufus Reid about “Quiet Pride”, on the Motema Speaks Podcast series.

A four movement work inspired by the incredible sculptures of an American artist, Elizabeth Catlett; on February 28-29, 2012, QUIET PRIDE will be performed with Brian Shaw & the Louisiana State University Jazz Ensemble in Baton Rouge, LA., in the Manship Theater of the The Shaw Center For the Arts. These concerts will also be shared with an exhibition of selected works of Elizabeth Catlett’s art in the LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center. This will be, indeed, a special event. If you live in or near Baton Rouge, or know someone who does, please tell them about this unique event. When you are there, be sure to stop and say hello. You will hear a wonderful band conducted by yours truly playing my music while witnessing some beautiful art by Elizabeth Catlett.

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Read on for updates about my trip to Argentina as well as some upcoming activities, including a performance of QUIET PRIDE; my augmented big band work inspired by the incredible sculptures of an American artist, Elizabeth Catlett.

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I just returned from an exciting seven- day visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Oupa Salemane from the JAZZ FOUNDATION invited me to bring my big band music augmented with strings and miscellaneous woodwinds for two fantastic concerts. There were two exceptional South African vocalist, Pu2ma and seasoned veteran, Sibongile Khaumalo. The highlight for me was being in the presence of the 91 year old Master musician, Dr. Yusef Lateef , whose compositions were demanding and deep! He wrote a stunning string quartet, which was performed beautifully as part of his presentation.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 12/08/2017
    Mass Transit Performed, New Jersey City University
    NJCU Orchestra Concert
    Jersey City, NJ
  • 02/04/2018
    Fredonia Bass Fest
    Fredonia Bass Fest
    Fredonia, NY
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