Season Event

Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio: Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

  • January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

By the 1920s, Harlem had become the heart of the African-American community in New York, and was a breeding ground for intense creativity. This outpouring of artistic expression became known as the Harlem Renaissance. In an extraordinary performance, renowned actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy, along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, honors these legendary artists, who struggled against racial inequality, prejudice, and segregation. Weaving together text, song, movement, and imagery into a panoramic experience, Guy and the trio transport audiences to this prolific period through the voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston and W.E.B. Du Bois. Ms. Guy is well known for her extensive work on stage, film, and television, including her starring role on the Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World. Mr. Sharpe is considered one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation. "Lively, informative, motivating, and entertaining." (Dayton Daily News)

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$48, $41, $29