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Black Rock Coalition: History of Our Future


The BRC Orchestra, the Black Rock Coalition's repertoire company, is joined by an all-star cast of musical luminaries including:
Fantastic Negrito
Nona Hendryx
Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, and Will Calhoun(Living Colour)
Stew (Passing Strange)

Location: The Met, Fifth Avenue, NYC The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

An explosive and joyful celebration of rock's Black roots. The Black Rock Coalition (with special guests) create a sonic timeline honoring the Black pioneers who ushered rock and roll into the American collective consciousness. Founded in 1985 by guitarist Vernon Reid, journalist Greg Tate, and producer Konda Mason, the Black Rock Coalition is a collective assembled to provide maximum exposure for Black artists who defy convention and is dedicated to the complete creative freedom of Black artists.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll.

Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16).

Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Wine, prosecco, and water will be available for purchase. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.