Thursday, 13 October, 2016
Musical group Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost will play at SLU beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Busch Student Center 173.
The performance is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the African American Studies program.
About Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost:
"Wherever Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost play, healing, rejuvenation and catharsis follow. Praised by AFROPUNK as the "therapy that so many of us need", and Mic for producing "literally, a timeless record," the band has played more than 45 shows nationally, mostly standing room only, since their debut album release in January 2016. The group's members, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou & Jay-Marie Hill, met at 2015 The Movement for Black Lives gathering, when Rev. Sekou washed pepper spray off Jay-Marie's face after police arbitrarily sprayed a crowd demanding they release an illegally detained 14-year-old. Unexpectedly reuniting weeks later in Oakland, California, they penned “The Revolution Has Come” in less than a week.
Writer, producer and lead vocalist Rev. Sekou is a third-generation Pentecostal preacher and longtime organizer, author and activist, grounded in the traditions of liberation theology and the Arkansas Delta Blues. His grandfather played piano in juke joints for legends including B.B. King, Albert King, and Louis."