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Allen Dennard Group "Flashback" Album Release with DJ Nick Speed

Friday, September 23, 2022—8:00pm

Friday, September 23, 2022—8:00pm
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
3 hours

"Flashback" is a series of original compositions composed by Dennard that capture vivid evocations from his upbringing as well as recent recollections from his young adulthood, including memories from life-altering occurrences such as the 2020 covid-19 pandemic as well as the global protests that spurred in May 2020 due to the Minneapolis police murdering a 46-year-old black male named George Floyd. Dennard's involvement as an organizer within the political organization "Detroit Will Breathe", (the organization that started the George Floyd protests in Detroit), has also influenced the way he conceptualized, developed and constructed the album as a whole.

Allen's ambition for "Flashback" was to take his listeners through a rather personal harmonious experience that gives individuals a visualization of these moments in time that Dennard encountered. He also aimed to make his compositions accessible to where the listener is able to escape the present moment and create a space that allows them to reminisce on their own lucid memories, whether good or bad.  With this album, Dennard's intention is for the public to be able to relate with each composition emotionally, socially and even spiritually.

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