August 15, 2018
New York City
This summer in New York City, we’ll be producing a series of events as part of SummerStage. Five SummerStage VOICES programs will feature contemporary artists and authors who will use events and words from our nation’s history as inspiration for new discussions. The series will culminate in Central Park on August 28 with live readings, dialogue, music, and celebration with very special guests. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—SummerStage and VOICES seek to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.
Join us on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 when singer-songwriter Celisse Henderson will be hosting a pre-show Voices of A People’s History Workshop before the performance.
Alice Smith, an emotive soul singer whose single “Dream” was nominated for a Grammy, is known for her gripping live performances. The D.C. and Georgia-bred Smith, who now calls Brooklyn her home, is joined by British rapper, poet and political activist Akala. Opening the show is DJ Stormin Norman, who has been a staple of Harlem’s vibrant music scenes since the ‘90s.