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Occurs on Wednesday March 3 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 7 minutes

Venue

Shea Center - Live Stream
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Event Notes

× Ron McCurdy’s Langston Hughes Project. The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” (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). It 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. The Langston Hughes Project is a joyous Multimedia celebration of this masterwork – in music, spoken word and visuals – performed by the impressively versatile Dr. Ron McCurdy (as narrator and on trumpet) and his talented group of musicians (on piano, bass and drums) “who make heads bob, fingers snap and feet tap throughout.” This amazing production was named "Live Experience of the Year" at the 2016 JazzFM Awards in London, England.

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