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School of Drama Black History Month Student Cabaret

Black History Month Cabaret

Sunday, February 28 at 7 PM ET

Please note: This event has passed. The Black History Month Cabaret is an annual celebration of both the black artists throughout art history and the black artists within our CMU community. This event is the second in CMU history, created and organized for the first time last year by students of CMU with the help of Rick Edinger. Having an event set aside to celebrate the black artists in SOD is not only necessary given a dampened veneration for black art at large, but also is paramount to aiding us in finding our unique artistic voices being black in a predominately non-black industry. This year, we dedicate this show to the black icons we grew up celebrating, listening to, watching, reading, loving, and appreciating within our communities. We are excited to share with you our love and appreciation for our history and our individual voices. We hope you enjoy.

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Song List

The Times by Michael Bahsil Cook
Michael Bahsil Cook

I am Light by India.Arie
Rayven Bailey accompanied by Anthony Saldaña

Killing Me Softly by The Fugees
Ava Egertson

An Original Work by Mikael Gemeda-Breka
Mikael Gemeda-Breka

Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Khailah Johnson

At Last by Etta James
Bella Briggs

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
Kevin Tappan Jr.

Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers
Laughton Royce

Everybody’s Talkin by Bill Withers
Steven Taylor Jr., accompanied by Anthony Sadaña

Crazy by Gnarles Barkley
Ayana Williams

By Any Means by Jorja Smith
Carolyn O ‘Brien

Me, Myself and I by Billie Holiday
Tara Clinkscales

A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
Chloe Kaitlyn Brown

Sour Flour by Lianne La Havas
(Monologue from ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf’ by Ntozake Shange)
Biola Obatolu