Music Direction, Upright & Electric Bass, Vocals & Arranging with Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic
In 2013, Cornelius Eady was commissioned by the Poetry Society of America to set three poems by Sterling A. Brown to music. Since then, Eady has composed music for an additional nine Brown poems. Released in February 2021, The Sterling Brown Project is a celebration of Brown’s canon, an exploration of the historical context of his work, and a testament to the power of art as Black resistance and Black joy. Eady is joined by a spectacular group of musicians, and additional works are read by esteemed poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips.
Called “the Poet Laureate of the Jim Crow South,” Sterling Brown’s blues and folk poems drop the reader into the untold, hidden stories of African-American life. Police and vigilante violence, cotton fields and tenements are all rendered in gripping narratives and poignant verse.
New Podcast Collaboration
Original music & editing for Birth Justice Podcast NYC
Very happy to be working on this brand new podcast with Taja Lindley! Check it out here or wherever you get your podcasts.