Songs in the Key of Free presents Us and Them, a concert in solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the inside. The songs are composed in workshops held at SCI Graterford, Pennsylvania's largest maximum-security prison. They will be performed live by Philadelphia-area musicians including Alexa Gold, the Anna Crusis Women's Choir and TwizzMatic, while multimedia footage from inside Graterford connects the audience to the songwriters.
When hands that serve are squeezing life from me
and those who lead are deaf to all our pleas
they’re blind to all we see, refuse to give even an inch it seems.
— from I Can’t Breathe, by Cody S.
The interactive, participatory concert will feature talks by returning citizens and others (including district attorney candidate Larry Krasner) about the issue of mass incarceration and about music as a transformative force. Presented in partnership with Broad Street Ministry. Free and open to the public.