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Generate Music (World Premiere) PRISM Quartet

Featured Performers: Ursula Rucker, David Krakauer, Tyshawn Sorey, David Gilmore, Diane Monroe, Susan Watts, Reuben Rogers

Saturday, June 08, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm
$10–$35 (pay-what-you-wish)
GENERATE MUSICA new body of work exploring the ties between Black and Jewish Americans
“There are formal and cultural qualities that Black and Jewish musical traditions share in relation to their folk roots and their roles in community, from dance music to ritual to the use of virtuosic improvisation.”—Helen Haynes, Curator 
“Generate Music’s artists create a new way of meeting in this tumultuous era—a reflection of our multifaceted and beautiful humanity.”—Matthew Levy, PRISM Quartet
CURATED BY PRISM Quartet & Helen Haynes
EIGHT NEW WORKS BY Yotam Haber, David Krakauer, Myra Melford & Erica Hunt, Diane Monroe, Ursula Rucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Susan Watts, and Fred Wesley
PERFORMED BY PRISM Quartet (saxes), David Gilmore (guitar), David Krakauer (clarinet), Diane Monroe (violin), Ursula Rucker (vocals, poetry), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, percussion), Susan Watts (vocals, trumpet), Reuben Rogers (bass), and more.
WORLD PREMIERE CONCERTJune 8: 8:30 pm World Cafe Live, Philadelphia
FREE PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH PROJECT ARTISTSMay 28, 6 PM: Weitzman National Museum of AmericanJewish History, Philadelphia
May 30, 4 PM: Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection,Temple University, Charles Library Event Space, Philadelphia
*This event is not produced or ticketed by World Cafe Live. Please contact PRISM Quartet directly at with any questions.*