The Langston Hughes Project
- Thursday, February 04, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- LBJ Student Center Ballroom
The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes's kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite. "Ask Your Mama" 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. It is a 12-part epic poem 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 Hughes’s death. The project has received contributions and support from various sources, including the generous support of Dr. Ron McCurdy, professor of music at the USC Thornton School, who will direct the performance.
- The Talented Tenth Project, Office of Equity and Access, Office of Disability Services, Multicultural Programming Committee, Department of Housing and Residential Life
- Common Experience
- Entertainment, Music, Theatre
- Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students