Sunday, August 15, 5:00 pm
Osagyefo (oh-sah-GEE-fo) Uhuru (ooh-WHO-roo) Sekou (SAY-koo)
Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain
Sunday, August 15, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gates open at 4:00 pm
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. Rev. Sekou’s music is a unique combination of Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul 1970s funk, and Gospel. In May 2017, he released “In Times Like These” produced the six-time Grammy nominated North Mississippi Allstars. AFROPUNK heralded the “deep bone-marrow-level conviction” of his first album, “The Revolution Has Come”. The single, “We Comin’”—was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
On July 6, 2018, over 1500 people gathered at the historic Levitt Shell in Memphis, TN to welcome home their southern son, Rev. Sekou. Performing new arrangements from his previous two studio albums—Rev. Sekou also presented never released music with his band the Freedom Fighters (Nashville, TN). For nearly two hours, the audience was treated to stellar performance that was one-part protest rally, one-part Pentecostal tent revival, and one-part latenight juke joint. In March 2019, he released the live album, “When We Fight, We Win”. A consummate entertainer, Paste Studio celebrated his barn-burning performance saying: “Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now.” NPR’s Bob Boilen commented that Rev. Sekou delivered one of “the most rousing Tiny Desk performances”.