M. Lamar & The Living Earth Show – Friday, April 20 at 10 pm


With a libretto that draws on Hegel, Nietzsche and Sun Ra, “goth-postpunk-diva” (KQED) M. Lamar’s song cycle Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman synthesizes the Negro spiritual, black and doom metal, and contemporary classical opera to engage African Americans’ experiences of enslaved and liberated consciousness. Commissioned and performed with The Living Earth Show, this is the song cycle’s World Premiere.

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