ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ

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When:
February 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
2018-02-17T19:30:00-05:00
2018-02-17T19:45:00-05:00
Where:
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
USA
Cost:
$20/General Admission; $15/Seniors; $10/Children
Contact:
Courtney Ffrench
(718) 658-7400

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert
performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem
suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music
to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and
abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a
twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical
cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie
woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and
Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy,
West Indian calypso, and African drumming — a creative
masterwork left unperformed at his death.

 
 
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