The Langston Hughes Project- Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event Info
Cost: 
$20/ General Admission, $15/ Seniors, $10/ Children
Contact Phone or Email: 
718-658-7400
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of the muscian’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama, which is 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.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
11432 Jamaica , NY
Phone: 718-658-7400
40° 42' 8.7012" N, 73° 48' 6.0984" W
New York
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