The Power of Music for Change: Nedelka Prescod's Boston Solo Debut
Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus
July 30, 2014
Vocalist Nedelka Prescod is a rising star who presents her first Boston solo concert, The Power of Music for Change, accompanied by guitarist Ben Eunson. She will explore the songs that inspired social awareness, lifted social consciousness and became the anthem and backdrop to social change through the Civil Rights Movement and across the African Diaspora. This concert comes at a time when Americans commemorate milestone anniversaries of historic events of the 1960s, from the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice in 1963, to the Civil Rights Act in 1964, to the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Prescod is a rising star at the New England Conservatory; an award-winning teacher of voice and choral music, a doctoral candidate, and a performing and recording singer-songwriter and arranger. She recently was honored with NEC's Tourjee' Alumni Scholarship Award for outstanding musicianship, scholarship, and enterprise. Prescod, who also has performed with the New England Conservatory Jazz Big Band, also is on faculty at the Berklee College of Music.
As a contemporary solo artist, Nedelka has written, recorded and performed songs in New York, Boston and Florida, and toured internationally as a classical Mezzo-Soprano. In addition to her solo artistry, she has performed background vocals with an array of artists, including R&B, neo-soul, gospel, and hip-hop, and with such legendary jazz performers as Kenny Garrett, Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, and Randy Weston.