Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble The past and the future wage a perpetual dialogue with one another and Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble could be considered a testament to that very notion. What started as Damon Locks processing racial injustice in the U.S. using archival Civil Rights recordings and a sampler, mushroomed into a 15-part musical ensemble featuring luminaries such as Angel Bat Dawid, Dana Hall and Arif Smith. The Black Monument Ensemble reinvigorates and repurposes Black narratives throughout history and enchants them with harmonic, gospel-like urgency. Photography by Daris Jasper. Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. back to line-up Spotify Unable to embed spotify. Please click here to accept cookies and enable playing of music.