Of Ebony Embers
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Gateway Davis Auditorium
Humanities Institute and Black History Month Cordially invite you to attend Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance.
Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring actor Dracyn Blount and pianist Mikael Darmanie.
Special Introduction by producer and publisher Max Rodriguez: Harlem Book Fair, Book Channel Online, and QBR: The Black Book Review.
Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three outstanding but very different African American poets – Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay – as seen through the eyes of the great painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The show includes music by African American composers ranging from jazz greats Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus to concert music composers Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
Since 1993, Core Ensemble productions have toured nationally to every region of the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands. The Ensemble has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts (MIT) and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
This event is part of the WCC Humanities Institute’s 2018-2019 series of lectures, films, and other presentations, which has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and several generous donors. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event or this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. www.neh.gov