Friday, February 9, 2018

Remember These Great Black History Programs Taking Place At JCAL In Jamaica Queens For February 2018

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There Are Some Inspiring And Thought Provoking
Black History Programs At JCAL February 2018

There  Will Be A Month-Long Celebration of the African American and Afro-Caribbean Experience At JCAL (Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning)

THEATRE: Henry Box Brown

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 PM

Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original Negro spirituals with an infusion of American folk music - weave together to tell this true story of an 1850’s Virginia Slave who shipped himself to freedom in a box! It is the American Les Miserables - where the triumph of the human spirit prevails through the sacrifice of black and white abolitionists. A Children’s Theater Company’s production. Admission: $10/Adults and $5/Children

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STAGED READING: Caribbean Reading Series

Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 PM

Presented in partnership with the Braata Theatre Workshops to introduce US audiences to new and aspiring young talents from the Caribbean Diaspora, waiting in the wings to carry on the legacies left by outstanding Caribbean performing and literary giants like Walcott, Rhone, and Scott. This reading is part of the effort to explore new opportunities for young playwrights and actors. Admission: Free

MULTI MEDIA: The Langston Hughes Project Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming — a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

Admission: $20/Adults; $15/Seniors; $10/Children

DANCE: United African Dance

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 PM

Directed by Patricia Ghizamboule Robinson, the United African Dance Troupe returns to the Jamaica Performing(JPAC) with their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring the ancestors of the African Diaspora.  Presented in partnership with the United African Dance Troupe, for ticket information, please call (917) 519-3425. General Admission: $15-25

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