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Music Speaks

“Music Speaks” is a free lecture, performance and visual arts series designed to increase Newark citizens’ appreciation for the African American musical genres of gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, house and hip-hop.  In addition, programs include mixed media and outdoor installations.  Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District  has developed this traveling program through partnerships and collaborations with neighborhood galleries – Russell Aldo Murray, City without Walls and Aljira Galleries – and non-traditional public spaces blending art and culture as the tapestry and back drop to these unconventional destinations. For more information, visit

LPCCD Programs and Exhibitions:

“Rock The Shot”
curated by Akintola Hanif, Patrick Dodson & Tehsuan Glover
City of Newark, July 2016

“Rock Your Soul”
curated by Raqiyah Mays
The Taste Venue, April 2016

“Moody’s Musical Moods”
curated by Stephanie Myers
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, July 2011

curated by Tony Graves
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, July 2011

“Behind Enemy Lines:  The Politics of Choice
curated by Ojore Lutalo, fayemi shakur & Baja Ukweli
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, January 2011

“Reflections: Music Speaks
curated by Tony Graves, Akintola Hanif & fayemi shakur
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, July 2010

Grand Opening – Russell Aldo Murray Gallery
curated by Tarin Fuller
in conjunction with Art in Atrium
Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, April 2010

The “B-Sides” & Panel Discussion – “Women in House”
curated by Vincent Bryant , Edwin Ramoran & Anthony Smith
Aljira Art Gallery,  November 2009

“Sustainable Art”
curated by Chris Cumberbatch
in conjunction with Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District  &  Art in the Atrium
Lincoln Park Mixed Use Town Homes,  October 2009

“Music Speaks” – A Jazz Photo Exhibition
curated by Tony Graves
Open House – Lincoln Park Mixed Use Town Homes
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony,  July 2008

A Celebration of Spirit and Dance – “The Zanzibar”
curated by Vincent Bryant &  Shelton Hayes
City Without Walls Gallery, July 2007

“Fresh: A Kaleidoscope of Sound”
curated by Jerry Gant & fayemi shakur
City Without Walls Gallery, May 2005

LeandroArts Design Studio