Join us for the premiere of "From the African Village to the Urban Village," a multimedia performance featuring spoken word, live music, imagery, and dance that connects the Museum's African collections to the contemporary African-American experience. The event features NEA Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis, renowned director Jamal Joseph, and acclaimed choreographer Obediah Wright together with the Oscar-nominated, Harlem-based IMPACT Repertory Theatre and New Orleans' Uptown Music Theatre.
Enjoy a clip of National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis play “The Flintstones” theme from his new recording, The Last Southern Gentleman, which also features his father and brother, fellow NEA Jazz Masters, Ellis Marsalis and Jason Marsalis.
Check out IMPACT Repertory Theatre at the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary.
Watch Uptown Music Theatre Perform “Dalmatian Conga” at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival.
Experience the dance artistry of Obeidah Wright.
Support for Celebrate Culture programs is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
HERE WE STAND: HONOR BLACK HISTORY is presented in association with Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.
"From the African Village to the Urban Village" is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.