TOBEATORNOTTOBEAT

 

TOBEATORNOTTOBEAT, Slavery is Abolished...It´s Its? 

 

An action manifesting racial human behaviors of society.

 

A durational drumming performance composition, embodying the concept of emancipation from oppression. A percussive poetic manifesto honoring the great Black American Jazz Drum Masters.

 

A statement expression of Self, Autonomy and Freedom of Identity. 

 

TO-BE-AT-OR-NOT-TO-BE-AT. Eight syllables creating a poetic dynamic essay, inspired by eight Black American jazz drum masters.

 

 

The piece is conceived and structured under the influential drumming forces of Max Roach, Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille, Ronald S. Jackson, Beaver Harris, Famoudou Don Moye, Milford Graves, Sonny Murray. 

 

The 90 minutes composition is structured in four parts, an introduction, and a long beat mantra coda-finale.