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BLACK MUSIC PROJECT – The Cats Talk Back
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Mini Concert & Panel Discussion – Hosted by Maya Cunningham
Alto Sax legends Steve Coleman and Charles McPherson will offer a rare joint lecture on the bebop language of Charlie Parker that speaks to the concept of Jazz Improvisation as Black American Language.
- Mini Concert featuring the Donald Edwards Quintet
- Joint Lecture by Steve Coleman with Charles McPherson on the bebop language of Charlie Parker
- Panel Discussion with Steve Coleman, Charles McPherson and JD Allen
The series facilitates intergenerational dialogues with the elder and bridge the young lion generations of jazz culture bearers, who are at the creative vanguard of the music, and culture bearers in other Black forms, and to center their voices in controversial topics in jazz scholarship, including cultural appropriation, institutionalization, and contested ownership.