The Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for JazzSeptember 19, 2018 at 7:309 p.m.

TimeSeptember 19, 2018 at 7:309 p.m.

The Gustavus Diversity Center and Office of Fine Arts present Ron McCurdy's "The Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz". McCurdy's work is a multimedia performance of jazz, poetry, and video on the life and legacy of Langston Hughes. The performance centers around Hughes' poem "Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz", which he wrote following the Newport Jazz Festival of 1960 where he shared the stage with many of the most influential artists of the time including Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ray Charles.

The production melds the jazz music of the Ron McCurdy Quartet along with video which brings in the sights and sounds from Hughes' world and those he admired or collaborated with.

This performance is free and open to the public.

PostedApr 17, 2019