Meshell Ndegeocello’s Off-Broadway Show ‘Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin’ Comes to Harlem.
While singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello is best known for her neo-soul stylings, she’s also a prolific diverse artist who has worked in many genres.
“The Fire Next Time has been a guide and a lesson, on what happened to my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents and those before them,” says Ndegeocello. “It has been a tool in understanding the condition and experience of people of color all over the globe. It has been an essential text in understanding myself. It is a testament to what is often unspoken, misunderstood and painful to hear, it has revealed truths that needed acknowledgment and illumination. I am trying to explore how we manufacture ideas, faith and belief systems. I am also interested in investigating how once one realizes the fallacies of constructs such as race, religion, ethics, politics and the media, how do these moments change us?”
Tickets are currently on sale, with performances taking place on December 7–10 at 7:30pm, and Dec 10 & 11 at 2pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at HarlemStage.org.