Event Details

  Add to Calendar

WP Presents! Virtual Wednesdays
Ron McCurdy’s Langston Hughes Project
A Virtual Multimedia Concert of An Epic Poem

WP Presents! Virtual Wednesdays<br>Ron McCurdy’s <i>Langston Hughes Project</i><br>A Virtual Multimedia Concert of An Epic Poem


The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” (Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s). It is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso and African drumming — a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

The Langston Hughes Project is a joyous Multimedia celebration of this masterwork – in music, spoken word and visuals – performed by the impressively versatile Dr. Ron McCurdy (as narrator and on trumpet) and his talented group of musicians (on piano, bass and drums) “who make heads bob, fingers snap and feet tap throughout.”  This amazing production was named "Live Experience of the Year" at the 2016 JazzFM Awards in London, England.

The Langston Hughes Project

Admission:  Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)
All tickets must be purchased in advance via the internet ticketing systems for this performance.

ID: 247faea1-09ad-4b20-8a40-6eae2d6b1395