Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is an internationally-renowned composer and pianist, known for large multidisciplinary projects and his use of music to examine sociopolitical issues. He is the creator and composer of The Transformations Suite, an acclaimed project combining music, theatre, and poetry to consider the radical history of resistance within communities of the African Diaspora. Listen to the first single “Momentum, Pt. 2” below.

Pinderhughes has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He recently scored the film Whose Streets?, a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, which was directed and produced by Sabaah Folayan and FarFetched co-founder Damon Davis. The documentary was included in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will be released this August.

Thursday, July 20th at 7pm, Pinderhughes will perform alongside special guests Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a jazz composer and Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter, award-winning bassist Luques Curtis, and percussionist Mark Whitfield, Jr. The quartet will perform original music inspired by Whose Streets? and by the exhibition Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon.