October 7, 2021

Uprising: The Songs of Slaves and Immigrants with a Diverse Group of Performances

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Uprising is spearheaded by the director Katie McGrath, a local, who’d just moved back to St Louis from New York City. Our deliberately diverse group’s ancestors who came in chains on slave ships; some via chain migration, and some fleeing hunger or religious persecution. But here we all are now. We belong here, and we belong to each other.

Coming to St Louis on the eve of Halloween is a fabulous line up of entertainment and inclusion.

The Narrative Matters got a chance to talk with a good musician pal, the award winning Chuck Flowers, and he was telling us about Uprising. This will be the 5th in their series in response to the spike in race and religion-based domestic hate crimes since 2016, in St Louis and across the nation.

The date for Uprising is, Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7pm, at the Ethical Society of St Louis, 9001 Clayton Road in St Louis, MO. Uprising will reflect on a diversity of races in slavery and Immigrants; with blacks, Italians, Jewish and others.

In addition, Chuck will be included with other singers performing, as well as cabaret performers and story tellers. Chuck tells us he will be doing this for a second time upon being requested. The music will not be of the old standard, but a fresh modern take of life today, as we all know it.

Uprising is spearheaded by the director Katie McGrath, a local, who’d just moved back to St Louis from New York City. Our deliberately diverse group’s ancestors who came in chains on slave ships; some via chain migration, and some fleeing hunger or religious persecution. But here we all are now. We belong here, and we belong to each other.

Leonard Bernstein: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than before.

So, if you are planning to attend, you must have proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and purchase a ticket.

www.tinyurl.com/uprisingSTL

Spoiler:

One of the singer Chuck Flower’s songs will be a duet with Katie called ‘A Safe Place to Land.’

This wonderful event is produced by Immigrant Song www.immigrantsong.org, so we hope to see you there.

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