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Between the World and Me 

Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00 PM

Hip Hop Culture

Experience Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me with a live performance event weaving together excerpted selections, interactive visual storytelling, and newly composed music. Featured on the New York Times best-seller list, Between the World and Me offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

Price

$39 - $99

Run Time

2 hours

About

Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Developed and Directed by Kamilah Forbes
Original Score by Jason Moran

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

This live performance event will be a presentation of excerpted selections, read monologue-style by notable guest artists with newly composed music by Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Jason Moran (Selma and Netflix’s 13th), direction by Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes (Broadway’s Stickfly, NBC’s “The Wiz”), and interactive visual storytelling by projection media artists.

Commissioned by the Apollo Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Produced by the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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