PRESS: Heroes Are Gang Leaders Featured In Pan African Music Magazine In Paris // Festival Sons D’hiver // 2019

The Parisian festival Sons D’hiver opens with a concert by Heroes Are Gang Leaders. Between jazz and spoken word, twelve musicians led by the poet Thomas Sayer Ellis and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis pay tribute to the late poet engaged in the struggles of black Americans…

“There was a connection between us.  We wanted to change our collaboration. “But it stops in January 2014, with the death of Amiri Baraka: ” His departure was painful.  We thought it could not end like this.  Maybe Baraka was not the end but the beginning?  Since that day we decided to explore and see where it could lead us. ”

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Co-Founder & Bandleader

“We do not wake up by deciding to be political. Just walk on your landing and the world hits you”

James Brandon Lewis  Co-Founder & Composer, Saxophonist

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