Daniel Bernard Roumain's “They Still Want To Kill Us” speaks truth to what transpired in 1921 at the Tulsa Race Massacre, an atrocity all but deleted from history until recently. The work's premiere marks one year since the murder of George Floyd: a commentary on our progress this last century on the issue of race and America’s treatment of Black life. Following the aria is a conversation with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, moderated by Jamilla Deria.
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Produced by Sozo Creative, “They Still Want To Kill Us” is commissioned by the Apollo Theater, Opera Philadelphia, the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere, Joe's Pub, Stanford Live, University Musical Society at the University of Michigan, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Creative Alliance, Bill Bragin, and Washington Performing Arts with support from National Sawdust and the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.