https://www.openingdoorsproject.net/live-events/ Driscoll Learning Commons, Melrose High School
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176
Lectures & Conferences, Music, Shows, Social Good
The Opening Doors Project in partnership with The Melrose Education Foundation is thrilled to present a FREE evening community concert and conversation with artist-activist Zakiyyah. More info and registration HERE.
Zakiyyah is an artist-activist, rapper, and classically-trained vocalist who has crafted a unique sound she calls “Hip-Hopera.” Her upcoming album, “African Import,” provides a window into both the beauty and complexity of the black diaspora, and the significance of its consumption by mainstream society. Her live performances are fierce, inclusive, and uplifting.
After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in political science and sociology, Zakiyyah Sutton worked in politics for City Councilor Tito Jackson and later Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins. She currently serves as a trustee for the Free for All Concert Fund, an organization that helps bring classical music to new audiences, and teaches voice through Harvard’s Holden Voice Program and the Hamilton Garrett Music and Arts Academy.