Jambalaya Soul Slam
Click here to read about Dasan Ahanu. He is the founder and coach of our resident poetry slam team- Jambalaya Soul Slam.
“That moment when you open an email from the director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard and attached is a letter from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. inviting you to be a Nasir Jones Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year and saying he looks forward to your acceptance of this appointment. Yep, that moment. It happened this evening. Harvard. I’m excited!” – Dasan Ahanu – Founder, Jambalaya Soul Slam/Bull City Slam
Tribute to Paul Robeson, Charlie Parker and Scott Joplin
May 17, 2015, Doors open at 4pm
William Henry Curry, Conductor
Special Guests: Gregg Gelb and Jason McKinney
Joplin – 4 Ragtime Classics
Carroll – Arrangements from the 1948 album “Charlie Parker and Strings”
Kern – Ol’ Man River from Showboat
Our Season Finale is an intimate, casual afternoon program with renowned jazz musician Gregg Gelb on saxophone and celebrated bass-baritone Jason McKinney, featuring the cool, classic sounds of Paul Robeson, a major force on stage and screen, Charlie Parker, legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist and the toe-tapping music of Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”.
Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Senior 62+, $15 Student, Children 12 & Under Free
Purchase tickets from Etix here or at the Hayti Heritage Center.
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Programs are subject to change. For updates: www.durhamsymphony.org