Amplify: A Breakbeat Testimony
October 23, 2021
The Amplify Event Series is an extension of the virtual series that was implemented in June of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and in response to cries for social justice. Initially, AMPLIFY was designed to provide a platform for Black men and women to express their emotions, thoughts, and feelings through artistic mediums. With everything from spoken word and song to instrumental music and dance, the impact of this program was deep and diverse.
The live event series expands upon the idea of providing a platform for marginalized artists. By working with renowned artists from our community, we will amplify voices that have not been previously heard.
October 23, 2021
“Amplify’ is happening because the Arvada Center recognizes that they are one of the larger performing arts organizations in the region, and they want to use their platform to amplify Black voices during this time. The country is concerned about social justice right now, in large part because the murder of George Floyd has caused people to question the way things are and have been.”
- "Amplify" producer Betty Hart
WATCH THE MOST RECENT EPISODE OF "AMPLIFY"
“Amplify” gives voice to Black creatives through music, performance, dance and spoken word. This ongoing series features Black performers and creatives in our community whose voices have not been heard loudly enough - at the Arvada Center or beyond.
Curated by actor and director Betty Hart, this series features the voices of performers from across Colorado. We hope you enjoy these episodes, and start the beginning of this conversation about racial equity at the Center.
Episodes in this ongoing series will be released on a bi-weekly basis. The next episode comes out Friday, August 28.
See all episodes of "Amplify" here!
1x01: Featuring Kenny Moten, AJ Voliton, Lavour Addison, Brandon Metoyer, and Abner Genece.
1x02: Featuring Dwayne Carrington, Joseph Graves, Trent Hines, Michael Peters and Randy Chalmers.
1x03: Featuring Owen Zitek, Preston Adams, Leonard Barrett, Cajardo Lindsey, and Christopher Page-Sanders.
2x01: Colette Brown, Jasmine Jackson, Latifah Johnson, Marisa Hebert and Stephanie Hancock.
2x02: Featuring Michaela Murray, Simone St. John, Therese Gardner, Sheryl McCallum and Lynne Hastings.
2x03: Featuring Jada Suzanne Dixon, Ilasiea Gray, Mary Louise Lee, Adrienne Martin-Fullwood and Kristina Fountaine.