PGP&E’s debut event was at Chicago’s world famous Navy Pier. To celebrate Black History Month we produced a show and curated a live exhibit that explored the Black experience in the U.S. through the medium of sound.
In The Neighborhood of Sound was a 90-minute stage production written by Senyah Haynes. Its three focal points were spoken word, the rhythm of tap, and popular music. In this tapestry of sound the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Gwendolyn Brooks was artfully woven together with the tunes of Aretha Franklin, the dance styles of Bojangles and more.
The Surround Sound Exhibit featured live, interactive solo performances by some of Chicago’s most talented artists. The blending of their collective sounds against the backdrop of Crystal Garden’s indoor palm trees and shooting fountains gave the festival goers a unique cultural experience.
In the Neighborhood of Sound Cast:
Narrator- Nicole Bond
Vocalist- Felena Bunn
DJ- Jaytoo The DJ Yo Mama Luv
Keyboardist- Elgin Bokari
Tap Dancing- MADD Rhythms
Stage Manager- Mary Whiting
Surround Sound Exhibitors:
GQ the Teacher-Beat Boxing
MADD Rhythms– Tap Dancing
Iya Adesanya-Kerr– Spirituals
Garrette Horne– Djembes
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