The Kennedy Center


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, this evening of music informed by the Civil Rights Movement includes performances by the Mivos Quartet with spoken word artist Saul Williams, David T. Little and his band Newspeak, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

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Mivos Quartet with Saul Williams
David T. Little and Newspeak
American Contemporary Music Ensemble

After-party with DJ Moose

Julius Eastman | Ted Hearne | David T. Little | Carlos Simon

In celebration of President Kennedy, KC Jukebox presents an evening of music informed by the Civil Rights Movement. The Mivos Quartet performs Carlos Simon's An Elegy: Cry from the Grave, a haunting dedication to those wrongfully murdered by an oppressive power, and Ted Hearne's moving The Answer to the Question That Wings Ask joined by spoken word artist Saul Williams. David T. Little and his band Newspeak perform his multi-movement Electric Proletariat. And American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) conducted by Caleb Burhans performs The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981; transcription by Clarice Jensen 2016) for 10 cellos, by recently rediscovered late visionary Julius Eastman. Join DJ Moose for an after-party in the Terrace Theater lobby.