Mindfulness in Music

Modern Marimba’s season opener starts with a free, outdoor, socially-distanced concert in Sarasota’s beautiful Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in partnership with The Newtown Nation. This music explores and addresses how oppression affects us when police brutality of Black and unarmed Black Americans continues to the present day. Teaching artist and host of Mr. Stevey Meditates, Stevey Jones, will lead guided meditations between the music to help listeners create a compassionate and calm space for difficult conversations.

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 3pm EST
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Free Admission / $10 Tickets available for reserved seating.


Kakraba Lobi Kpanlogo, arr. Valerie Naranjo
Steph Davis Unarmed Truth
Yaz Lancaster dis[armed]
Evelyn Glennie A Little Prayer
John Rosamond Johnson Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing


Stevey Jones (he/him), meditation guide

Tihda Vongkoth (she/her), marimba and vibraphone

John Shaw (he/him), steel pan and vibraphone


Support for Modern Marimba’s 2020/2021 Season is generously provided by the following:

Steph Davis, in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in mallet percussion.