Live at Knight

The Sound of (Black) Music

Presented by Adrienne Arsht Center, Culture Shock Miami and Electric Root

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October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM


Knight Concert Hall

Run Time

90 minutes

Parental Guide

Ages 8+


$25 - $85

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Sound of (Black) Music is canceled. An email with additional details has been sent to ticket holders. If you have any questions, please contact

Recognized among the “Best Theater of 2021” by The New York Times, The Sound of (Black) Music is a vibrant, one-act concert reimagining of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical through a utopian, Afrofuturistic lens. Cherished songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” are recast through a Black roots-music kaleidoscope of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afrobeat.

The Sound of (Black) Music is directed by Shariffa Ali and Kamilah Long, with arrangements by Mathis Picard and music direction by Vuyo Sotashe. The concert features the musical gifts of some of today’s most talented Black musicians in an overflowing celebration of Black roots music. Vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, Charenee Wade, Alexis Lombre and Zhanna Reed are supported by an electrifying band to bring to life the most joyous and loving presentation.


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Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.

"…one of the most titanically musical nights of my year, bringing gospel, soul and Afrobeat to Rodgers and Hammerstein in 'The Sound of [Black] Music.'"

The New York Times


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