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Stirring the Waters

  • The French Embassy 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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NEWorks Productions, The Memorial Foundation, and the March on Washington Film Festival present Stirring the Waters, a community concert commemorating the justice mantle of Martin Luther King, Jr., fifty years since his assassination. 

Stirring the Waters is an inspiring concert production that traces a chronology of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1968, recounting the seminal events that shaped this American freedom movement through inspiring music and dramatic recitations. The evening will feature:

  • Voices of Inspiration with guest vocalists Nova Payton and Monique Steele Griffith
  • Live musicians, featuring jazz trumpeter Aaron Broadus 
  • Spoken Word artist Messiah Ramkissoon
  • Howard University Department of Theatre Art
  • With a special reading by Mrs. Alma Powell, Chair, America's Promise Alliance and surprise guests. 

This is a free event and open to the public. Guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis as capacity allows. All attendees must RSVP individually and be received by March 30 due to security protocols at the Embassy. You must bring a valid ID to the event.