Vibraphonist/composer/educator/bandleader Stefon Harris and Motema Music are proud to present the long-awaited new album from Stefon Harris & Blackout, Sonic Creed. The conception and birth of Sonic Creed came about as a result of Harris bursting with this music, this sound, and this album, inside of him. Sonic Creed is about music that chronicles the story of a people and their time on earth. It is a reflection of African American life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Furthermore, it is a sonic manifestation and creed of family, community and legacy. Harris explains that, “these core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed, and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets”. The album therefore serves as a representation, through Harris and Blackout’s existence and experience, of Black American life in the present. “I want to document our time on the planet in the here and NOW!