James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters: Absence of Ruin
Artistic Director Jazz Jason Moran presents the U.S. premiere of his tribute to early ragtime musician & WWI veteran James Reese Europe. Through new music and stunning visuals, including a special film component directed by John Akomfrah (The March) with cinematography by Oscar®-nominated Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival), Moran will explore how Europe’s achievements continue to affect today’s culture and sound.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts