Tameka Cage Conley’s “Rise” – a cantata with music by Judah Adashi – premiered this weekend in Washington, DC. The Washington Post was there:
“The Cantate Chamber Singers , for a 30th anniversary season, gave a doozy of a commission: a cantata about race in America, focusing on the events of Selma, Ala., in 1965, but incorporating references to the whole range of subsequent history. The result, “Rise,” with music by Judah Adashi and poetry by Tameka Cage Conley, had its world premiere Sunday afternoon at the Metropolitan AME church in downtown Washington, with the elite Howard University vocal ensemble “Afro Blue” mingling its voices with Cantate’s chorus.”
Tameka Cage Conley’s fiction appeared in our third issue and her poetry in our fourth.
And now, a Tiny Desk Concert with David Garza . . .
Felix Contreras notes that “[b]eing a fan of [Davíd] Garza means accepting the world on his terms — and his world is filled with infinite musical possibilities. He’s got a tremendous collection of musical friends who call on him for his work as a backup musician in studio sessions and on stage. For example, he and vocalist Gaby Moreno (already a Tiny Desk veteran) have been touring together lately, and you get a taste of her powerful voice as she joins Garza here.”
The set list includes the songs Texas Is My Hometown, Discoball World, and Malagueña Salerosa.
And did we mention that Garza was a contributor to HUIZACHE’s debut issue?
Check out Stephen Burt’s profile of Terrance Hayes in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Poems by both Hayes and his wife Yona Harvey (also featured in the interview) appear in HUIZACHE’s fourth issue.