Tony Award Winner Tonya Pinkins Lends Her Voice To New Protest Song, "Strange Fruit, Revisited"
The goal is to raise money and awareness for the George Floyd Memorial Foundation.
A non-profit organization started by Mr. Floyd's family. All the artists volunteered their time and talent for the Foundation and to advocate for racial justice.
An All-Star Jazz Band has been assembled with Bassist, J.V. Collier (Currently with Bruce Hornsby, Past: Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, The Pointer Sisters), Drummer Chad A. Wright (Jennifer Lopez Tour, Keiko Matsui, Bruce Hornsby, Gladys Knight), Pianist Oveante Magsby (Prodigy and recent Berklee College of Music graduate), and jazz Saxophonist Bill McHenry (The Bill McHenry Quartet, Sunnyside Records).
The song is composed by Luis Robledo (Award Winning Filmmaker and Composer) with lyrics by Brian Patrick Mulligan (Award Winning Poet, Disney/ASCAP Winner, co-writer of two musicals, "Royal Flush" and "McGinty's Wake").
The Music Video can be found by visiting this link below:
Full Production Credits for "Strange Fruit, Revisited":
VOCALS Tonya Pinkins
Piano: Oveante Magsby Bass: J.V. Collier
Drums: Chad A. Wright Saxophone:
MUSIC Luis Robledo
LYRICS Brian Patrick Mulligan
PRODUCER Veanne Cox
VOCALS RECORDED AT: Threshold Studios, NY, NY
VIDEO EDITOR & SONG MIX Luis Robledo
POST PRODUCTION Center For The Cinematic Arts, Inc.
CAMERA CREW Terita Watson, Veanne Cox, James "Pops" Watson
MUSIC SUPERVISOR J.V. Collier
CREATIVE CONSULTANT Andrea Lee Davis
TECHNICAL SUPPORT Scott Willis
END CREDITS MUSIC Luis Robledo - Guitar
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Stephen Schwartz, Ingrid Jensen, Benj Pasek, Dana Kuznetzkoff, Grant Geissman, Tom Griep, Brad Simmons, Derek Rusinek, James Walsh, John Sparks, Laszlo Gardony, Jose Padua, Heather Davis, Dan Whitzer, Rick Cannon, Andrea Lee Davis, Jim Ridl, Gino Walker, Ryan Celsius, Eyal Biber, Bill Dukenfield, Alexandra "Sasha" Compuesto, Kathleen M. Darcy & The Deer Head Inn
Strange Fruit, Revisited © 2021
Brian Patrick Mulligan