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Livestreamed on this page Sunday 15 August 2021.

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Sunday 15 August 2021

Memorial Concert and Celebration of the Life of Robbie McCauley

Sunday 15 August 2021

The memorial celebration of Robbie McCauley—who was an American performance artist, writer, and director who often put race at the center of plays and other works—livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 15 August 2021.


Invocation: Edwina Lee Tyler - conga, percussion

Welcome: Jessie Montgomery

Song: Deep River, spiritual by Harry T. Burleigh
Goldee Green, Vocal; Lucy Galliher Piano

Jessica Hagedorn - Pork

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar - Georgia Mud - “When I first heard Robbie read this poem I fell in love with its language, textures and how it evoked the passage of time. I am honored to perform this today and continue to bring Robbie’s genius to us all.”

Lois Elaine Griffith

Jeannie Hutchins

Dvorak: New World Symphony, arrangement - Loisaida String Ensemble
Amanda Gookin, vc; Jannina Norpoth, vln; Nick Revel, vla; Gabrielle Fink,vln; Zasz Rutkowski, vc; Veronica Parrales, vc; Jesse Holstein, vln; Jessie Montgomery, vln

Nicky Paraiso

Dael Orlandersmith - Night and Day

Cynthia Carr

Joanie Fritz Zosika

Kipchoge Spencer - guitar, vocal

Tina Ruan and Eric Rasmussen: Excerpts from All Three
All Three is a performance trio formed in 2019 by Robbie McCauley, Tina Ruan and Eric Rasmussen.

Tribute video by Jessie

Robbie’s Voice: Band - Verna Hampton, v; Valois Mickens, v; Goldee Green, v/kbd; Ben Bierman, tpt; Richard Fairfax, as: Dave Soldier, vln; Stephen Haynes, tpt; Lucy Galliher, p; Melvin Gibbs, b; Bob Demeo, perc; Newman Taylor Baker, dr & perc; Ed Montgomery, ts

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Thanks so much for making Robbie's memorial available. Deeply moving to see friends and colleagues honoring her in a way that so effectively summoned her.