Soul Science Lab’s Soundtrack ’63 Announced to Stokes Brothers Citywide Celebration Lineup

Soul Science Lab’s Soundtrack ’63, presented by University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH.

Consistent with University Hospitals’ core values of excellence, diversity, integrity, compassion and teamwork, Soundtrack ’63 is a fitting historical tribute to the timeless legacy of Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes.

University Hospitals in partnership with the “Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” Initiative to present Soul Science Lab’s “Soundtrack ‘63”, a live, multimedia musical performance and artistic retrospective of the African-American experience in America on Friday, September 15th at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus Auditorium at 7:30pm.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes, this commemorative and historic edition of “Soundtrack ‘63” will feature performances by Cleveland native, poet and community leader, Basheer Jones, and will highlight the Stokes brothers lasting contributions to the city of Cleveland and beyond. The production connects generations through an immersive video of pivotal highlights prior to, during and post- Civil Rights Movement along with spirituals, protest songs, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and popular 20th century music performed by an 18-piece orchestra and a soul stirring vocal ensemble.

From the Black empowerment songs of James Brown to the outcries for justice in Ferguson, “Soundtrack ’63” illuminates attention around one of the single most important movements in history, with messages that remain relevant today. It features music that mobilizes change and will inspire leaders for generations to come. “Soundtrack ‘63” soulfully explores the culture of the times in this compelling story of…

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