In celebration of Black History Month, Chandler-Gilbert Community College will present The Langston Hughes Project, "Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz," a free multimedia jazz concert based on a poetic masterwork by poet/playwright Langston Hughes, on Thursday, January 27 at 7 p.m. in CGCC's Performing Arts Center on the college's Pecos Campus.
McCurdy and his live jazz quartet will perform Hughes' soulful jazz poem, "Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods of Jazz," accompanied by video images of the Harlem Renaissance by African-American artists and photographers, including Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, and Romare Bearden.
The poem, "Ask Your Mama" is an 800-line, 12 part epic poem written by Hughes in 1961, which created his vision of the global struggle for artistic and social freedom in the '60s.
Sponsored by CGCC and the Maricopa Community College District, this performance is free and open to the public.
|Ron McCurdy 2011 Jan 21 For Immediate Release Contact: Trish Niemann (480) 732-7030 firstname.lastname@example.org|