3:00 to 4:00 pm
“SHOUT IT OUT!” with Garland Nelson,
Co-sponsored by Caffe Lena
“SHOUT IT OUT! The Evolution of the Black Vocal Tradition is a historical and interactive program of the African-American musical experience, through vocalization, sing-alongs, audio/visual examples, percussion, and contextual data. Through the call-and-response, we’ll examine foundations of African music and its seminal importance to American music today.
5:00 to 6:30 pm
“Empowering Artists of Color”
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Creative powerhouse and Yaddo artist Kima Jones has revolutionized how books by writers of color, especially women, are received by the world. Join us for a discussion about bringing marginalized voices forward with this vibrant poet, author and founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts.
“Jones is an important new voice on the national stage.” –Los Angeles Times
“[She] is taking the publishing industry by storm.” –The New York Times