Moses Sumney ditches Montreal Jazz Fest over slavery musical featuring predominantly white cast

Sumney performs at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee CREDIT: GARY MILLER/GETTY IMAGES

American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites.

The black entertainer criticized the festival's support for "SLAV," a theatrical production on black slavery put on by a primarily white group. He played two back-to-back shows Tuesday night at a Montreal club venue.

"SLAV," directed by Robert Lepage and starring Betty Bonifassi, sparked protests in Montreal last week, with its ...Read on


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