'Ain't Too Proud' Comes Together For Musical Tribute To Black Lives Matter


The cast of Ain't Too Proud on Broadway reunited virtually to sing "I Wish It Would Rain" by The Temptations in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Spearheaded and produced byAin’t Too Proud's music director, conductor, arranger, and keyboard player Kenny Seymour, the video features Seymour and cast members Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, Jelani Remy, Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, E. Clayton Cornelious, Tiffany Francès, Ta’nika Gibson, Taylor Symone Jackson, Marcus Paul James, Jahi Kearse, Darius Jordan Lee, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Morgan McGhee, Correy West, Drew Wildman Foster, Curtis Wiley, and Jamari Johnson Williams.

The video also features musicians Rick Hip Flores and Seth Farber (keyboard), Keith Robinson and Larry Saltzman (guitar), George Farmer (bass), Clayton Craddock (drums), Roger Squitero and Javier Diaz (percussion), Mark Gross (alto sax/tenor sax/bari sax/flute), Shawn Edmonds (trumpet/flugelhorn), Dan Levine (trombone), Orlando Wells (violin/concert master), Rieko Kawabata (violin/viola), Eddie Venegas and Melissa Tong (violins), Andrew Griffin (viola), and Caryl Paisner (cello).

Watch the tribute in the video player above.