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Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Jazz The Human Journey

The New Orleans–born trumpeter, pianist, singer, and composer presents his signature BAM, “Black American Music,” exploring art beyond the confines of genre classification, with pieces from his ambitious 2017 album that fuses the musical traditions of his Louisiana hometown with be-bop, swing, blues, and soul, all rooted in the rhythms of Africa.

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New Orleans–born trumpeter, pianist, singer, and composer Nicholas Payton presents his signature BAM, “Black American Music,” exploring art beyond the confines of genre classification. This season, Payton returns to the Kennedy Center to perform pieces from his ambitious new project Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, his 2017 album that fuses the musical traditions of his Louisiana hometown with be-bop, swing, blues, and soul, all rooted in the rhythms of Africa.

This event is part of The Human Journey,collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art.