Part 1 Larry Watson and Company Perform for and in honor of Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy

August 29, 2011
Photos derived from performers' Facebook pages

Professor Larry Watson (Ensembles) and company embarked on a most historic milestone. Annually on Martha's Vineyard, the Harvard Law School Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice offers an esteemed panel of experts in the area of justice, activism, media, politics, and law. Larry Watson, who is an Artist-in-Residence there, annually creates a musical segment thematically tied to the focus of each event.

This year, the theme, Race and Media in the 21st Century, honored iconic founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy. Mr. Gordy was accompanied by Suzanne de Passe; a top Motown creative executive who discovered and developed The Jackson 5 and lent much to the success of Michael Jackson! This was a momentous occasion for Larry Watson personally and professionally. As the opportunity arose for him to pay tribute to the inspiration behind his musical path, Larry Watson immediately turned to Berklee colleagues.