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.