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Black Spring EP 

 

This is a project for the times we live in. Thank you to everyone who put this together with me. 

Executive Produced by Samora Pinderhughes, Jack DeBoe, and Jesse Sachs
Written and Composed by Samora Pinderhughes
Produced & Mixed by Jack DeBoe
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Cover artwork: "To Be Sold" from the Shred Presidents series by Titus Kaphar 

 

HOLD THAT WEIGHT FILM 

This film is about the work that goes into trying to re-acclimate to home life and society when released from prison; battling thoughts, trying to navigate a way forward. And battling a prison system that traumatizes those it incarcerates and then gives no thought to what happens after people are released.

The Hold That Weight film is loosely based on the real lives of the 2 main actors, Lucas Monroe and Michael Barrett. The film’s director Daniel Pfeffer and the 2 main actors have known each other pretty much their whole lives growing up in Ithaca, NY – this film was shot in Ithaca in the places where they live and work.

 

In Lucas's words: “Being a returning citizen is something that needs to be addressed so much more - it's not talked about openly as much as it needs to be. We need to show people with family lives, who are struggling and make mistakes and should be allowed to learn from those mistakes and grow."

Director: Daniel Fermín Pfeffer 

Main Actors: Lucas Monroe & Michael Barrett

Director of Photography: Carlos Cardona 

Producers: Daniel Fermín Pfeffer, Sophia de Baun, Jesse Sachs and Samora Pinderhughes 

Editors: Sophia de Baun & Carlos Cardona

8mm / AD: Rand Rosenberg

Sound Engineer & Producer: Jack DeBoe

Shot on location in Ithaca, NY

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My first headlining LA show with Jazz Is Dead on Friday 2/28. I'm bringing out an incredible 9 piece band, and lots of homies and special guests will be coming through. I'll be premiering new work, "grief" commissioned by Chamber Music America. Imagine Justice and Unbound Philanthropy are on board to help us raise some funds. 

 

Free show RSVP HERE

All proceeds from tickets go to benefit The Florence Project, DONATE!

grief by Samora Pinderhughes, performed by Samora Pinderhughes and Friends has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s ‘New Jazz Works’ program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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Join me at National Sawdust for the debut of Sounds of Saving's "Feedback Sessions", we're premiering the video for Inertia and having an open and honest conversation around mental healthy and creativity.

Buy tickets HERE

All proceeds from tickets go to benefit Sounds of Saving.

Second single from VENUS, "Gatsby" out now!

"Gatsby" the second single of VENUS, by Samora and Jack DeBoe is out now. It's a song about loving, losing and the masks we wear. Stream here and  everywhere else!

First single from VENUS, "Inertia" out in the world!

VENUS, the latest music project by Samora and collaborator Jack DeBoe, begins today with the first single, "Inertia." Stream here and  everywhere else!

Common's 12th album "Let Love" out now! 

Samora wrote, produced and performed on multiple tracks off the critically acclaimed album. 

"Inertia" music film out now. 

If you are feeling low and having trouble getting out of your head or getting out of the bed, please know you are not alone!! Don't feel ashamed, or guilty, or blame yourself. It is just part of life sometimes and that's okay! Just getting through the day is enough, and then the next day is another chance to discover more and try again. Find those who can support you, and please do tell them what you're going through. We all need to support and love one another. 

CREDITS:                           

Production Company: GapToof Entertainment

Director: Sade Clacken Joseph
Producer: Kristen Laffey
Director of Photography: Adriana Serrato 
Production Designer: Alexah Acuña  
VFX Artist/Supervisor : Chris Gravland 
Lead Man/Carpenter: Matthew Withers
Gaffer: Matt Figueroa 
1st AC: Aaron Guttenberg

Grip: Don Ohmer 

 

BTS Photographer: Phylicia J.

Colorist: Adriana Serrato

PA/Dark Figure 2: Alex Pomerantz

Post Sound Mix: Jack Deboe

Editor: Sadé Clacken Joseph

Story by Samora Pinderhughes Sadé Clacken Joseph
Man/Dark Figure: Samora Pinderhughes 
Woman: Misako Envela 
Man on Phone: Martin Dorsla

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