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Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance CL Recommends

When: Tue., Feb. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2017
Price: Free
Dracyn Blount portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three outstanding African American poets - Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay - as seen through the eyes of the great painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The musical score will include works by jazz artists Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker. Free admission. Reservations encouraged: please email boxoffice@uncc.edu

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