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Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE Festival – Night 1

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Date(s) - 12/15/2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Lab SF


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A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation.

This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.

CREATE occurs annually in New Haven, CT during the month of April, and later in the year in other regions in the United States. There, CREATE incorporates a community of musicians in those selected sites.

Also, each festival opens with young developing artist’ ensemble, who are assigned to compose a new work to be premiered at CREATE.

Our outreach program for young children and young developing artists takes place through the production of performances and workshops in local nursery schools, kindergarten schools and neighborhood schools of music.

DEC 12 – SF Chronicle Article: Prolific trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith brings his Create Festival to SF

Friday, December 15


Lamar Smith / Hardedge / Pheeroan akLaff: New Piece / South Central L.A.

  • Lamar Smith — guitar
  • Hardedge — soundesign
  • Pheeroan akLaff — drums

Wadada Leo Smith: Silence

RedKoral Quartet: Pacifica, String Quartet No. 12B

RedKoral Quartet

  • Shalini Vijayan — violin
  • Mona Thian — violin
  • Andrew McIntosh — viola
  • Ashley Walters — cello


  • Wadada Leo Smith — trumpet
  • Hardedge — soundesign


Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet: America’s National Parks

(New Orleans The National Culture Park USA 1718; Eileen Jackson Southern, 1920-2002 A Literary National Park; Yellowstone The First National Park and the Spirit of America – The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872)

  • Wadada Leo Smith — trumpet
  • Anthony Davis — piano
  • Ashley Walters — cello
  • John Lindberg — bass
  • Pheeroan akLaff — drums


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