Apollo Live Wire: Artist. Activist
An Evening with Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Toshi Reagon and Tashawn Reagon.
Moderator: Judith Casselberry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Bowdoin College
An extraordinary Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter trio takes to the legendary Apollo stage for an unforgettable WOW Festival Opening Event. Composer, scholar, and producer, Bernice Johnson Reagon, has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice for more than a half-century. Daughter Toshi Reagon is a socially conscious producer/curator, singer-songwriter who mixes folk, rock, funk and gospel traditions to speak truth to power. Granddaughter Tashawn Reagon is a rising star among activist youth, contributing her powerful voice to issues of race and identity.