QNYC Event Highlight: Of Ebony Embers


    Image Source: Core Ensemble

    Consider it the Art All Star Game. Great poetry, composition, music, art, song and acting. Great fashion too. On February 8, the York College Performing Arts Center will host Of Ebony Embers, basically the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance brought to life with music by the Core Ensemble. While one actor portrays multiple characters, he interacts with the musicians who jam the cello, piano and percussion. An homage to the Harlem Renaissance, this performance examines the lives of three outstanding African-American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of another world-renowned African-American artist, the painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. To top it off, Broadway/television veteran Akin Babatunde directs this work, which he wrote.

    Of Ebony Embers
    York Performing Arts Center
    94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica
    Friday, February 8
    8pm – 10pm|$10

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