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Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

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Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Avenue

Building 1 - Media Arts Center

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

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On Friday, February 22, 2019, at Roxbury Community College, artists from the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance.

Actor Dracyn Blount portrays multiple characters; pianist Hugh Hinton provides the musical soundscape.

Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three outstanding but very different African American poets - Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay - as seen through the eyes of the great painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The script was written by Akin Babatunde.

The show includes music by African American composers ranging from jazz greats Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus to concert music composers Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.

Since 1993, Core Ensemble productions have toured nationally to every region of the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands. The Ensemble was the recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.

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