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Decoda at Lee Correctional - Lincoln Portrait


  • Lee Correctional Facility 990 Wisacky Highway Bishopville, SC, 29010 United States (map)

Decoda has been working at Lee Correctional Institution since 2014, cultivating a week-long creative and collaborative songwriting projects each year. The men from LCI and Decoda spent the past year writing, editing, and refining their original show called “Lincoln Portrait” -about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, inspired by the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical.”

Starting on April 1 to April 5, Decoda will return to LCI to work with 40 incarcerated residents who are instrumentalists, singers, and spoken word artists. Following the four-day intensive songwriting workshop, LCI participants and Decoda will present a culminating performance of their original program “Lincoln Portrait” for fellow residents, staff, officers, members of the media, and local and state officials on Thursday, April 5 at 1:30 PM. This year’s project is funded by individual donations to Decoda’s social justice initiative, Music for Transformation.

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Decoda Artists
Brad Balliett, bassoon - Claire Bryant, cello


Culminating Performance
April 5th at 1:30pm
Lincoln Portrait - 19 original, new songs about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln

Earlier Event: March 26
Decoda in Denmark, South Carolina
Later Event: April 11
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society