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Liberty: Unplugged! Three Men, Three Movements

Sat, May 02, 2015

2:00PM

Mother Bethel AME Church

419 S 6th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with Play On, Philly! and the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement presents Three Men, Three Movements: A musical tribute to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. Three Men, Three Movements is the inaugural concert event for Liberty: Unplugged!, the Mann's 2015 festival celebrating Douglass, King and Mandela, and their still-relevant messages of freedom from slavery, voting rights and human rights. _______________________________________________________________________________ Play On, Philly! has commissioned a work by local composer David Carpenter, “Hallelujahs of the Free,” for speaker and orchestra. The words of Frederick Douglass will be narrated by Douglas Mapp. Douglass' writings not only fought for the abolitionist cause of the 19th century, but also speak to the civil rights struggles of today. Play On, Philly! student composers and our composition Teaching Artist, Benjamin Mulholland, will also premiere works they have composed. _______________________________________________________________________________ *** Admission is Free but you must RSVP to reserve a space *** http://manncenter.org/content/three-men-three-movements-rsvp

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