As a young adult, Dominique Morgan spent 18 months placed in solitary confinement at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.
From this tiny, isolated, dehumanizing space he began to write songs as a survival tactic to save his mind and spirit. From this experience has grown a truly robust career in social justice advocacy and a music practice that serves as testimony to the power of emotional connection. Dominique explains that his work “looks at those of us who can be labeled as bad, unworthy and unredeemable.” Placed within the limiting recreation of a confinement cell, the artists shares songs that he’s never performed before, composed on the back of inmate request forms--“kites”. Dominique offers his own story to reveal the reality and humanity of the nearly 100,000 individuals currently in solitary confinement in this country, and how vital the arts are as a refuge and means of connectedness for all populations. Dominique will be touring with the performance all year.