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JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:30 PM

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

In celebration of President Kennedy, KC Jukebox presents an evening of music informed by the Civil Rights movement, from Carlos Simon's An Elegy: Cry From the Grave, to a special performance by David T. Little's band, Newspeak, to Ted Hearne's moving The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask.

Price

$25

Run Time

Approx. 1 hour

About

In celebration of President Kennedy, KC Jukebox presents an evening of music informed by the Civil Rights movement, from Carlos Simon's An Elegy: Cry From the Grave—a haunting dedication to those wrongfully murdered by an oppressive power, performed by the Mivos Quartet—to a special performance by David T. Little's band, Newspeak. Composer Ted Hearne presents his moving The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask, performed by the Mivos Quartet with poet Saul Williams. The evening also features The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc for 10 cellos by recently rediscovered visionary Julius Eastman, performed by American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). The program is conducted by Colin Burnham.
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