Through an up-close and personal concert experience, the unsung grand dame Sissieretta Jones becomes dimensional right in front of the audience’s eyes. Inspired by a life of great peaks and valleys featuring musical, dance and poetic elements masterfully interpreted by some of the world’s most electrifying performers hailing from the concert, theatrical and popular culture stages, all present are drawn in closer to Sissieretta Jones’s life narrative. We discover a heightened sense of the stakes she confronted and conquered.
Although no known recordings of “The Black Patti” have been unearthed (yet the rumor that they do indeed exist persists), it is said that Madame Jones had a voice with such power and beauty that its holder sang in front of dignitaries around the world and at the pleasure of four U.S. presidents, all during one of the darkest periods in our history.
A voice that shattered barriers has the platform to be heard.
Sissieretta Jones can finally speak her truth.