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Gabriel Kahane—Book of Travelers (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:30 PM

DIRECT CURRENT

The singer-songwriter performs his evocative new song cycle, which draws on conversations and stories Kahane gathered on an 8,980-mile trip just after the 2016 election. 

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Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, “one of the most visible representatives of a generation of Brooklyn musicians who bring individual voices to many genres” (The Washington Post), performs his new song cycle Book of Travelers to his own piano accompaniment. The evocative cycle draws on the conversations and stories Kahane gathered on an 8,980-mile trip just after the 2016 election, when he spent two phone- and internet-free weeks crisscrossing America by train, talking to as many people as possible. 

Part of DIRECT CURRENT, the Kennedy Center's two-week celebration of contemporary culture

Performance Timing: Approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.