BILLY BANG AND YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA
Co-presented with the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse is the intimate setting for this emotionally charged work that combines the exceptional talents of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa with the cutting edge sounds of jazz violinist Billy Bang. Coming from seemingly disparate backgrounds — Komunyakaa raised in Louisiana; Billy Bang reared in the Bronx — the two share a common past as Vietnam veterans. In this compelling production, the artists use music, voice, media, and conversation to capture their remembered experience of a cruel and painful war.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Pre-concert discussion: 6:00 pm
Performance: 7:30 pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Added by Fumio on February 20, 2009