In honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, “Love Conquers All” will tell the stories of people who, despite cultural and legal objections to sharing their love with those they love because of racism, overcame those obstacles and went on to share their love and make contributions to society. We will celebrate some of the children of the couples who crossed forbidden lines of “race mixing” to make contributions to society in science and culture.
This mixed media performance will introduce music and dance from cultures around the world to tell stories of the triumphs of love over adversity and racism. Our professional string quartet musicians, pianist, and a saxophonist will collaborate with a poet and modern dancers to tell these stories. It will be a feast to the ears, eyes, and heart.
The mission of our “Uplifting Voices of Unity” tour is to create an inspiring, peaceful, fun, and educational experience to foster unity. The concept of combining different art forms created by people from different backgrounds and ancestry is an expression of how all of us contribute to the colorful, diverse, and robust American culture of which we are all a part.
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• 7:00 PM “Uplifting Voices of Unity: Love Conquers All” Performance
• 8:00 PM Discuss/Q & A Session
• First Congregational Church (300 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104)
*Livestream link available at First Congregational Church’s YouTube channel, as well as our Facebook page:
• Masks are highly recommended
First Congregational Church
De and Dave Knudson
South Dakota Arts Council
Dr. Yi-Chun Lin, artistic director & violin/viola
Lawrence Diggs, program director & poet
Angelina Gibson, choreographer & dancer
Kirtana Krishna Kumar, choreographer & dancer
Emma Nelson, choreographer & dancer
William Cedeño Torres, flute
Sonja Eiesland, violin
Robert Erhard, cello
Spencer Smith, piano
Immanuel Bassey, saxophone
*Composers of the program:
Scott Joplin, Florence Price, Clarence Cameron White, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Rhiannon Giddens, Kala Ramnath, Shankar Mahadevan, Clarence Cameron White, Caroline Shaw, Astor Piazzolla, Reinhold Glière, Aram Khachaturian, BEN, Chia-Fu YU, and Stevie Wonder.
*Photography & Poster design:
Laura Engebretson, Clover & Honey LLC