Musicians come together to promote justice

Musicians come together to promote justice

A group of Albany musicians used their instruments to promote justice Monday night.

The ASU Jazz faculty and the Southern Arts Music Ensemble performed a free concert called "Jazz for Justice" at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

They played Jazz, Blues, and R&B music that was popular during the Civil Rights era.

Organizers wanted to bring attention to the ongoing battle against racism, sexism, and violence.

"It is our way of saying, reminding us that ultimately the goal is peace. Things like violence against women, we need to be reminded sometimes of what our purpose is," said Michael Decuir, musician.

Organizers plan to hold another "Jazz for Justice" next year.

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