No Refuge: For The Love Of The Game (2013/2017) by Judah Adashi and Tariq Touré
Tariq Touré’s poem "Colin Kaepernick: For the Love of the Game" highlights the disposability of Black athletes who speak out against injustice. Judah Adashi’s "No Refuge" is a wordless reimagining of our national anthem, titled for a line in the lesser-known third verse of Francis Scott Key’s poem: "no refuge could save the hireling and slave / from the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave."
released February 4, 2018
Poetry written and performed by Tariq Touré
Music written and performed by Judah Adashi
(after John Stafford Smith's "To Anacreon in Heaven")
Recording engineered and mixed by Scott Metcalfe
Recorded January 2018 at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD
Photo by Gerry Melendez, used with permission
This project was supported by a Faculty Career Development Grant from the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD.