TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
Brooklyn Acadaemy of Music (BAM)


Stew and The Negro Problem frontman Stew and his longtime co-composer and collaborator Heidi Rodewald join an all-star cast for The People Speak, inspired by the life and work of historian Howard Zinn. Confirmed performers include Staceyann Chin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brian Jones, Talib Kweli, Aasif Mandvi, Frances McDormand, Stew, Martha Redbone, Peter Sarsgaard, David Strathairn and Marisa Tomei.

The People Speak builds on the work of Howard Zinn (1922–2010) to bring to life the extraordinary contribution of women, African-Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers who built the movements that made the United States what it is today: ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. By giving public expression, in the form of music and readings, to these rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past, The People Speak works to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.

  SPIKE LEE-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR
STEW & THE NEGRO PROBLEM'S "BRAVE"


Watch the music video for "Brave," from Stew and Heidi Rodewald's latest musical, The Total Bent, which premiered at The Public Theater last season. The video is directed by Spike Lee and features The Negro Problem and original cast members of The Total Bent.

Purchase the single on iTunes.