This month Aquastra Media Productions and Arts & Education Continuum announced the return of BREATHE, a large ensemble free concert composed by trombonist Craig Harris.
More than 20 musicians will come together on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church located at 201 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem. BREATHE—conceived by Harris who is known as a “sonic shaman,” is a reminder for the community to remain resilient in fighting for justice.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.). BREATHE is free and open to the public. RSVP via Eventbrite is encouraged but not required. Register here. BREATHE is funded by the generous support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
BREATHE premiered in Harlem in 2016, with an ensemble of nearly 50 musicians. In January 2017, Harris presented BREATHE at the 13th Annual Winter JazzFest in New York City and later that year BREATHE was performed at the Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria. Most recently, BREATHE was performed at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2021 and at the River to River Festival in Manhattan in 2022.