Albert Marques : “Everybody in prison should have the opportunity to make art.”

12 October 2022

On the occasion of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty and in the frame of the Justice for Keith Lamar campaign, ECPM interviewed Albert Marques. Pianist and composer, this militant artist is behind the album Freedom First, produced with Keith Lamar: poet, writer and activist, he is currently on death row in Ohio (USA), where he has already spent more than 28 years in solitary confinement. His lyrics and his voice, escape from death row and are accompanied by an international band of jazz musicians and Albert Marques on piano.


On 18 November 2002, the last day of the biggest abolitionist event, Keith Lamar will perform live from the Ohio State Penitentiary while Albert Marques accompanies him on stage in Berlin.

Watch the interview in English: