The Sound of (Black) Music

The hills are alive with soul & Afrobeats

Feb. 8 & 9, 2024

7:30pm // Discovery Theatre

Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips Alaska

Recognized as among the “Best of Theater, 2021” by the New York Times, Electric Root Presents: The Sound of (Black) Music is a vibrant one-act concert reimagining of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, through a utopian, afrofuturistic lens full of love. Cherished songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain'' are recast through a soulful music kaleidoscope of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afro-beat.   

The Sound of (Black) Music is co-directed by Shariffa Ali and Kamilah Long, with arrangements by Mathis Picard and music direction by Charenee Wade. The concert channels the singular musical gifts of some of today’s most talented Black musicians into an overflowing celebration of Black Roots music. Vocalists C. Anthony Bryant, Brianna Thomas, Charenee Wade, and Zhanna Reed are supported by an electrifying band to bring to life the most joyous and loving presentation.

Climb ev’ry mountain for one of the most titanically musical nights of the year. 

Bring the family out for the February 9th performance with $15 youth tickets. 

About Electric Root:
Electric Root is a dynamic and vibrant collective of artists with a powerful mission - to heal, uplift, and bring joy to communities across the United States through the soul-stirring magic of Black music. Founded on the belief that music has the transformative ability to unite people and create positive change, Electric Root is dedicated to fostering cultural enrichment, audience development, and community engagement through performances, festivals, and artist residencies.


Soulful celebration 
Classics reimagined 

An overflowing utopia of Black Roots music 
Musical kaleidoscope of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afro-beat 

Hope, joy, and healing 
Your favorite things (and songs) ready for reinvention 

Anchorage Concert Association and CenterTix box office are the only authorized sellers of tickets to this show.