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The Music of Ignatius Sancho and the National Day of Racial Healing

On January 25, 2022, 7:30PM, the Raritan Players will present a live-streamed concert: "The Music of Ignatius Sancho: The Arts as Black Resistance in 18th-Century London." Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780) was the first Black person to publish original musical compositions. This concert with commentary explores how Sancho used his music to resist racism and enslavement. Tune in at!

We are so proud that this event is offered in connection with The National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts, and is supported by the Creating Change Network in partnership with the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at Rutgers University - Newark. The Creating Change Network is a program hosted by New Jersey Theatre Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community. The activities of the Creating Change Network are made possible by the generous support of the Grunin Foundation.

Our work is supported by the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers-New Brunswick.


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