I, Too, Sing American: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Monday, February 27, 2012

Like countless creative collaborations, the one between Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes was fruitful but ultimately ended in acrimony. Award-winning WQXR radio host Terrance McKnight, who recently finished a radio documentary exploring Langston’s commonly overlooked musical endeavors entitled I, Too, Sing American: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes, took Greene Space guests on a multimedia journey to the Harlem Renaissance, the burgeoning cultural era for African Americans that was the setting for Zora and Langston’s ill-fated partnership. The evening included musical presentations by pianist Randy Weston, pianist, Jim Davis actor, Carl Hancock Rux, actor, Iris Williams, bass, Kevin Maynor, Song of Solomon Chorus and vocalist Maritri Garrett as well as conversation with Marc Primus, curator and historian.

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Comments [3]

gina ballinger from graz, austria

the continual development of our african american story on the GreeneSpace just makes my heart soar! thank you so deeply

Mar. 23 2013 01:55 PM
Kayla

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Mar. 07 2013 12:09 AM
Orlando Camargo from Manhattan

This was one of the best events I have ever attended at The Green Space! So wonderful that the whole program is available on video for the world to see.

Feb. 28 2012 07:04 PM

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