Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio - "Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey"

Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio. Photo Courtesy of the Artists.
Venue
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Address
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fairfax
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, January 24, 2015 (8:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Email stagecfa@gmu.edu
Website cfa.gmu.edu

By the 1920s, Harlem had become the heart of the African-American community in New York, and was a breeding ground for intense creativity. This outpouring of artistic expression became known as the Harlem Renaissance. In an extraordinary performance, renowned actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, honors these legendary artists who struggled against racial inequality, prejudice, and segregation. Weaving together text, song, movement, and imagery into a panoramic experience, Guy and the trio transport audiences to this prolific period through the voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Ms. Guy is well known for her extensive work on stage, film, and television, including her starring role on The Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World. Mr. Sharpe is considered one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation. “Lively, informative, motivating, and entertaining.” (Dayton Daily News)



Admission Fee: Tickets: $48, $41, $29. Youth Discount: Tickets for youth grade 12 and under are half price.

Last Updated: 4/23/2014 2:15 PM
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