We Insist!

We Insist! brings together four Detroit artists to share their protest music, from free jazz to empowerment hip hop. Detroit’s musical legacy connects to justice movements throughout its history. The artists in this intergenerational program offer a live playlist showcasing the sounds of Detroit empowerment in the spirit of Max Roach’s 1960 jazz album commemorating the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Detroit’s uplifting lyricist Mahogany Jones, jazz musician Tony Holland, percussionist Ben Hall, and futurist songwriter Supercoolwicked share the stage, the passion, and their sonic forces. We welcome you to join us as we imagine today and tomorrow through the music of resilience.

Facilitator / Producers

Community Artists