EMERGENCE artist in residence

Soul inscribed

Cannabis! A Theatrical Concert is a multimedia performance exploring the history of cannabis using music, theater and spoken word. The team includes Baba Israel as writer, performer, and co-director, Grace Galu as composer/performer; and dramaturg/co-director Talvin Wilks in collaboration with Soul Inscribed and an ensemble of dancers. Based on Martin A. Lee’s book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific, this theatrical concert weaves the histories of icons such as Louis Armstrong and Bob Marley and grassroots activists Dennis Perron and Brownie Mary with personal narrative. Join us for a time-traveling tale of jubilation, injustice, and transformation.

Baba Israel emcee, writer, performer Grace Galu Singer, Guitar, and Composer Sean Nowell - Horns, Flute, Fx, Emeo Robert Knowles - Keys, Synth Bass Doron Lev - Drums Duv - Backing vocals

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at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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Outdoor Beer Garden and Live Music Hours:

Sat & Sun, 1-6pm through Nov. 29

(Weather Permitting)

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with social distancing guidelines, access to the indoor gallery may be limited.

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founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City, New York

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