Soul to Soul: Black Women in Music

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Phylicia Rashad and Michael McElroy host a magnificent evening of song and friendship as we highlight African American Women and their contribution to the evolution of American music. Legendary artists such as Capathia Jenkins and Lillias White lead Aisha de HaasAisha Jackson, Anastasia Talley in a concert of spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, pop and R&B, with a band led by Annastasia Victory. This show would raise the roof if we had one! 


Capathia Jenkins – Currently she is enjoying a busy concert schedule with symphony orchestras in the US and Abroad. Broadway credits include Newsies, Martin Short Fame Becomes Me, Caroline,or Change Off Broadway she is a Drama Desk Nominee for mis Understanding Mammy The Hattie McDaniel Story. TV credits include The Wiz Live, 30Rock Film : Musical Chairs. Her latest single, I am Strong can be heard wherever you stream.


Lillias White made her Broadway debut in Barnum. She has also appeared on Broadway in CatsCarrieDreamgirlsOnce On This IslandHow To Succeed In Business Without Really TryingChicago and FELA! (Tony nomination). For her role in Cy Coleman’s The Life, she won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award (Best Featured Actress In A Musical) She also appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, [email protected] Center, Lincoln Center, and many times at Carnegie Hall. White’s television appearances include a regular role on “Sesame Street” (for which she won and Emmy Award), “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order,” and the recurring role of Fat Annie on the NETFLIX show, The Get Down. Her screen credits include The Lead Muse in Disney’s animated feature, “Hercules,” “Anastasia,” and more. 


Aisha Jackson is honored to share the stage with these amazing, legendary women! Broadway credits include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress (OBC), Paradise Square (OBC), and Frozen (OBC), where she made history as the first Black Anna on Broadway! Aisha is committed to creating more roles on Broadway for Black women to lead and shine bright because representation matters. Luke 1:37


Aisha de Haas was recently seen in SUFFS at The Public Theater and as Medda Larkin in the 1st National Tour of Disney’s Newsies as well as the “live-capture” movie. Broadway: Caroline Or Change; RENT; Bring In Da Noise…Funk; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Off-Broadway: Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show. Television and film: Madam Secretary; Shades Of Blue; Blue Bloods; Law and Order; Across The Universe; RENT the Film. Also, many appearances with symphonies and music venues in the U.S. and abroad. She is a Bistro Award winner for outstanding Jazz Vocalist.


Anastasia Talley is currently making her return to Broadway in MJ The Musical! She recently made her Broadway debut in Girl From The North Country. Her NYC credits include Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular and Public Works’ Hercules. She is also a proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices. Education: MM (Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music), BME (University of Southern MS). Talley is also a singer/songwriter, and her debut single “Hello” is available on iTunes and Spotify. Instagram: anastasiatalley_


Annastasia Victory is an internationally-acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, orchestrator and recording artist. Select TV/Film credits include: Live from Lincoln Center: Stars in Concert feat. Cynthia Erivo; “3 Mo’ Divas,” NAACP Image Award Nominee; Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, Bessie Award Nominee; Late Night With Seth Meyers with Caroline, or Change. Select Broadway credits: Caroline, or ChangeMJ The MusicalOnce on This IslandTina TurnerThe Color PurpleMean GirlsVioletNice Work If You Can Get ItBilly ElliotAmerican In ParisJersey Boys. Awards: 2020 Broadway World Winner “Music Director Of The Decade” for A Wonderful World; The Canales Project “Hear Her Song” Initiative in dedication of Hillary Clinton; “I’m Still Here” NY Public Library Commission. Music available on all platforms www.AnnastasiaVictory.com


*This event is a part of Our Second Annual Music and Dance Festival.


 

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