#StrangeFruitMOTD: Violinist Jennifer Koh and singer Davóne Tines recently premiered their collaboration, a multimedia show “Everything Rises,” which is "an hourlong work that [the pair] have been collaborating on since they met. It has been a project of evolution and introspection, changing even to respond to racialized violence against Black and Asian American people during the pandemic."
One of the segments in the show draws from the themes and lyrics of "Strange Fruit;" it is a harsh and haunting performance, “unsparing in its discussions of race, history and classical music,” confronting racist violence in the U.S. "'Strange Fruit’ encapsulates so much of what the mission of the piece is about," says collaborator Ken Ueno.
Read the more about "Everything Rises" and the artists here:
Watch a music video of Koh and Tines’ “Strange Fruit" segment here (warning: graphic images):