TTU celebrates Harlem Renaissance with music, theater

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, January 23 2012


thumb CoreEnsembleA nationally-known performance group will come to Tennessee Tech University to celebrate the lives and times of the African-Americans who shaped the Harlem Renaissance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.

“Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” explores the lives and works of Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay, poets who helped create the movement that redefined how the nation, and world, viewed African-Americans.

The Core Ensemble, a trio of cello, piano and percussion, will perform period music, including jazz, while actor Chris White portrays the characters whose lives are chronicled in the piece.

“Of Ebony Embers” will be the Core Ensemble’s third appearance at TTU.

The performance is sponsored by Center Stage. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (931) 372-3627.

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