In the Castle of Our Skins Blog: I AM A MAN 2019 BEGINS!
On June 2, I AM A MAN 2019 officially began! As Ashe and I headed to Hibernian Hall to prepare for the first set of rehearsals and the first two events, I tried to prepare myself for the week ahead.
In If You Care to Listen: 5 Questions to Anthony R. Green (composer, performer, social justice advocate)
Anthony R. Green is a composer, performer, and social justice advocate splitting his time between the U.S. and the Netherlands. With violist Ashleigh Gordon, he is the co-founder of Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based presenting organization dedicated to promoting Black artistry through music.
In WBUR’s ‘The Artery:’ With ‘I Am A Man,’ Castle Of Our Skins Rewrites The Narrative Of Black Masculinity
Fed up with low wages and poor working conditions, more than a thousand black sanitation workers flooded the streets of Memphis on Feb. 12, 1968. The men, pushed to the breaking point by the death of their colleagues, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, who were “crushed by a malfunctioning truck,” went on strike. They protested with bold signage that decried “I AM A MAN.” That declaration demanding dignity and equality is at the center of Castle of Our Skins’ (COOS) latest project, “I AM A MAN 2019,” premiering June 2. Through music, film, history and more, “I AM A MAN 2019” examines that historical moment through the lens of contemporary concerns of black masculinity and humanity.
On WCVB CityLine: Ashleigh Gordon-Castle of Our Skins
Castle of Our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. Ashleigh Gordon, artistic director and violist, highlights the organization’s work to recognize unsung and celebrated figures in the arts both past and present.