Venus Live at Joe's Pub, commissioned by The Public Theater, available until November 20th
Process film, song, and community collaboration
watch, listen, add your voice on the site
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
For Sandra, For Those Lost, For Those Taken –
A Collage of Voices
I wrote For Those Lost, For Those Taken years ago in dedication to Sandra Bland. Today marks the 5th anniversary of her death. This is a song that I've seen resonate most when performed live, so after releasing it officially in April on Black Spring, I thought it needed to be expressed collectively. I am thankful to all of the contributors for sharing their voices for this piece:
Eryn Allen Kane, Brandon Micheal Hall, Alex Isley, Elliott Skinner, Ben Williams, Elena Pinderhughes, Jennah Bell, Madison McFerrin, Niya Norwood, Jonathan Singletary, Christabel Nunoo, and Keyon Harrold. Video edited by Kian Broder Wang.
"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.
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
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
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.
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!
First single from VENUS, "Inertia" out in the world!
Common's 12th album "Let Love" out now!
Samora wrote, produced and performed on multiple tracks off the critically acclaimed album.