Bare Witness


Performing Artists

Leah Suárez, Alex Collier, Gerald Gregory, Bill Carson, Herman Burney, Jr., Jay Ware, Mark Sterbank, John Cobb, Cameron Handel, Vincent Chandler, Lindsay Holler, Alva Anderson, Andrew Mille, Marcus Amaker, and more to be announced.

Music composition and arranging contributions by Leah Suárez, Alex Collier, Joel Holmes, Mitch Butler, Michael Bellar and Bill Carson.

Special thanks to Joel Holmes, Martin Buhl and Kuba Gudz, Berlin-based musicians performing the premiere of Sacred Ground in Haldensleben, Germany, May 2016.

BARE WITNESS is the band for this performance and an ongoing project and collective, led by Leah Suárez, that will continue to evolve, committed to the art of bearing witness. If you are interested in learning more or supporting this project, please contact Leah Suárez directly at


SACRED GROUND is produced and presented by D E L A L U Z  Global with generous support from the Felix and Caroline von Nathusius Family. This project is also funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. This project is also made possible in part by the Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund and with additional support from kind and generous music-loving patrons, dear colleagues, friends and family.

D E L A L U Z  Global (De La Luz, LLC) is a boutique arts and culture production house, creating at the intersection where light meets life.