'Their Eyes Were Watching God' Interpreted Through Music and Readings

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Music and Literary Salon KimberlyNichole (Deniz Kofteci)

To mark the 75th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Greene Space transformed into a Harlem Renaissance-style salon with live music and readings.

Award-winning actor and poet, Carl Hancock Rux and and award-winning actress, writer and director, Patrice Johnson read excerpts from Zora Neale Hurston’s writing. Singers Toshi Reagon, Nona Hendryx, Martha Redbone, Marcelle Lashley and KimberlyNichole performed blues and soul music for a sold out crowd.  

Nona Hendryx debuted her song "Foot Prints in the Sky", which was inspired by Their Eyes Were Watching God.  

 

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Comments [2]

gina ballinger from graz austria

sittin' way over here in my 42 adult life in austria; born and raised in la... listening to this absolutely magnificent exchange of people and music...the best of hope and zora would be proud : ) thank you!: )

Jul. 03 2012 01:09 PM
joyce robinson from SI

I had a amazing night. Hearing the spoken word, seeing Zora"s words come to life the music was amazing.

Mar. 15 2012 05:00 PM

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