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Dawn of a New Life (Xenogenesis)

Nicole M. Mitchell on March 14, 2013 20:42

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Dawn of a New Life, from Xenogenesis Suite, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble (Firehouse 12, 2008). Features Mankwe Ndosi (vocals), David Boykin (tenor sax), David Young (trumpet), Tomeka Reid (cello), Justin Dillard (piano), Joshua Abrams (bass), Marcus Evans (drums) and myself flute, composition. The music is inspired by sic-fi writer Octavia Butler and her book Xenogenesis, which expresses the social realities of slavery, fear, otherness in the context of a post-apocalyptic interaction of humans with extraterrestrials.


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