The Blues and Its People
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 8:00:pm

The Blues and Its People


Join us for The Blues and Its People, an electrifying evening-length concert featuring critically acclaimed composer and trumpeter Russell Gunn and his Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra that brings to life poet and author Amiri Baraka’s groundbreaking work, Blues People: Negro Music in White America. Special guests include Jazzmeia Horn, Stefon Harris, Craig Harris, Weedie Braimah, jessica care Moore, Oliver Lake and Davell Crawford and more. This exciting one-night-only exploration of jazz, gospel, and blues, commissioned by the Apollo, traverses Baraka’s text through song and readings curated by Fredara Hadley, Ph.D, ethnomusicologist at The Julliard School of Music. Dont miss this special celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Baraka’s revolutionary text and the enduring legacy of Black music as only the Apollo could tell it.

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253 West 125th Street New York 10027

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