RIGHTSTARTER will premiere their Mosaic commissioned, newest work at SJ Jazz Winterfest,Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage, a song cycle examining the call of the West, the lure of the Pacific, and the distorted historical views of indigenous Black and Brown humanity. Who decides what is considered high art? Centuries of colonization have relegated the music of many indigenous cultures to the realm of the glorified primitive: peoples on the losing side of history. Black/Pacific explores the connective tissue between communities.