The evening’s repertoire consists of a number of seminal African American works from the 1960s and 1970s that combine vocals and text with experimental jazz forms. It illuminates an occluded moment in American cultural history, when the avant-garde aesthetics of new jazz doubled as a metaphor for the imminent politics of civil rights.
Composed in specific response to the perilous condition of black people in America, the works’ synthesis of experimental sensibilities, radical political sentiment, and spirited expression cuts across boundaries of time and space to resonate universally in the here and now.
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.
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