Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Composer Fred Ho pays tribute to the provocative Black Panther party with a performance of his "Black Panther Suite" co-commissioned in part by the Walker Art Center and funded by the Doris Duke Fund for Jazz and Dance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. In shifting the strategy of the African American struggle in the turbulent 1960s, the openly militant Black Panther party captured the imagination and respect of an entire generation. Now, through the art of music, composer Ho offers a fitting tribute to men and women who saw the assassination of Malcolm X as a wake-up call to stand up for their inherent human rights and face down political oppression at all costs.
activism, Black-Panthers, Civil-Rights, militant, music-video, racial-tension, video-art