($8) Imani Uzuri's Kitchen residency culminates in a presentation and discussion of her latest project. Featuring a full ambient band with a string quintet and a sweeping video montage backdrop, this emotionally provocative rock opera explores the journey from isolation into meditative stillness that leads to the exuberant triumph of uninhibited expression. Lyrical and often comedic, this unique concert experience is told through drum n bass arias, transformational ballads, and soulful electronica, while incorporating coming-of-age memories from Uzuri's youth in rural North Carolina and anecdotes from her nomadic travels around the world. It is a celebration confirming that even the minutiae of a Black Girl's Life is epic and universal.
Added by tylix on October 3, 2005