The Modern Medley
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Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple -
There is no lecture/Q&A at 2PM (or 4PM) as reported in other media.
Doors at 6:30... Curtain at 7.
The Brooklyn College Big Band (under the direction of Master Reedsman, Salim Washington) goes onstage at 7PM on Tuesday, February 22nd, at von der Mehden Recital Hall on the University of Connecticut's Storrs Campus.
This performance is made possible through assistance from UCONN’s School of Fine Arts and the Student Union Board of Governors.
Commissioned by The Black Panther Party in 1969, the suite has been touted as “perhaps the most powerful example of the deep connections between jazz and African-American movements for liberation and social justice”.
The uniqueness of this event cannot be overstated. The Suite has only been performed in its entirety a handful of times and has never been recorded. It has only survived the years in its entirety because of the arduous work of Fred Ho (who resurrected the project in the 80s, and who has written about composer Cal Massey in his book "Wicked Theory, Naked Practice"),
The performance begins at 7PM at UCONN’s von der Mehden Recital Hall and is free to students with ID; $10 for all others.
Please join us for an extremely rare opportunity to hear “The Black Liberation Movement Suite” on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7PM.
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