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Harpist Angelica Hairston Discusses Challenge The Stats’ Virtual Concert ‘Music For The Crisis’

Harpist Angelica Hairston joined "City Lights" to talk about the "Music for the Crisis" concert and music’s impact on social change.
Harpist Angelica Hairston joined "City Lights" to talk about the "Music for the Crisis" concert and music’s impact on social change.
Credit Angelica Hairston

Atlanta group Challenge the Stats‘ upcoming concert, “Music for the Crisis,” is a direct response to the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Black communities.

The virtual concert will feature 11 musicians using instruments as a tool for social change. The virtual concert will include performances featuring the Southeast premiere of Joel Thompson’s “In Response to the Madness,” Brandee Younger’s harp solo “Essence of Ruby” and ample commentary from those seeking change on the front lines.

Harpist Angelica Hairston joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes for a conversation about the event and the power that music has for social change.

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