Close up photo of someone playing the trombone with sheet music in front of them

Nine Lives

As part of the 2020 Cleveland Humanities Festival: TRUTH, Chris Coles will be showcasing Nine Lives in moCa Cleveland on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.                                                                                                

Nine Lives is a multi-disciplinary artistic response to the 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Created by Kent State University composer/musician/educator Chris Coles in collaborations with instrumentalists, a vocalist, an emcee and a visual artist, this project invokes the genre-crossing history of Africans American music. The event will also include a tribute to James Baldwin, several pieces by area students and an inter-generational celebration of Cleveland jazz.

This event is co-sponsored by moCa Cleveland.

Learn more and register here.