Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 7:30 PM
Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015

A chamber music theatre work conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble for actor and trio (cello, piano and percussion). The work celebrates the lives of the great African-American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. Text is by Akin Babatunde. The musical score includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.

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