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Performance | The Joint Is Jumpin’: Songs of the Harlem Renaissance

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebration of Black History Month and the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, for this performance highlighting the history and music of the 1920s and 1930s. American Music historian Michael Lasser will weave a story of fascinating details intertwined with vocals by Connie Fredericks-Malone and Reuben Tapp, accompanied by music director Alan Jones.

The Harlem Renaissance began as a literary movement with the emergence of such writers as Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, but it soon spread to include modern dance, classical music, and art and sculpture. But then a new, more raffish strain emerged through popular music. It drew racially diverse crowds to Harlem every night to hear such performers as Ethel Waters and Lois Armstrong at the Cotton Club and Connie’s Inn, and it helped to change America.

The winter exhibition Paul Anthony Smith: Passage includes work from a series titled Dreams Deferred, which takes its title from a poem by Langston Hughes, one of the major poets of the Harlem Renaissance.

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This program is generously sponsored by Jason C. Ward & Heather M. Ward.

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

The Hyde
161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801 United States
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Phone
518.792.1761