RIFFS ON RACE, LOVE, AND WAR: THE MUSICAL sounds a clarion call for unity, compassion, and transcendence. Part social commentary, part African American-Barbadian family history, RIFFS is a powerful 90-minute performance blending spoken-word poetry, Jazz, Rock, and Gospel to inspire a future of freedom, justice, and equality. The piece features singer, Tulani Kinard and Mumia Abu-Jamal, reciting and singing from the stage for the first time ever in a special voice-over. Directed by Keith Johnston, RIFFS is written and performed by Karen D. Taylor. With the Riffs on Race, Love, and War Music Warriors: Rasul A-Salaam, Kelvyn Bell, Chenzira, Steven Kroon, Marcus Persiani, Lonnie Plaxico, and Cindy Rainne.