February 7, 2018

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – DIRECT CURRENT, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ new 15-day celebration of contemporary culture, is dedicated in part to cultivating new audiences, with community collaborations and 20-plus free events throughout the center and across Washington, D.C. Exploring themes of identity, the environment, reinvention, and transformation, DIRECT CURRENT reaches beyond the concert hall to bring some of the most electrifying and important artists of today to the nation’s capitol. Collaborators include the landmark 9:30 Club; Dupont Underground, an experimental arts space housed in a converted subterranean trolley station; Union Market, a bustling, warehouse-style urban village that serves as a culinary and creative hub; and the Phillips Collection, containing more than 4,000 major artworks. The Kennedy Center’s new cultural immersion also features multiple collaborations with both D.C.’s The Washington Chorus and Brooklyn’s National Sawdust.

9:30 Club

The landmark 9:30 Club is a 1,200-capacity nightclub and music venue that has been hosting the best in alternative music and more since 1980. Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates has long seen it as the ideal venue for his signature series Mercury Soul. As Bates says of the show:

“It’s been thrilling to present Mercury Soul on the Kennedy Center’s KC Jukebox series, transforming the top floor of the center into a pulsing club that’s visited by SWAT teams of classical musicians. We’re excited to flip the script and bring this kinetic integration of DJing and classical music to the renowned 9:30 Club, a leader of D.C.’s cultural scene.”

This visceral “classical rave” features new music by some of today’s most talked-about composers, with the D.C. premieres of works by Derek Bermel, Ted Hearne, Jennifer Higdon, Missy Mazzoli, and Bates himself, who does double duty as house DJ alongside DJ Justin Reed of Chicago’s illmeasures collective. Derek Hena, a DJ with connections to Burning Man and a popular figure in the San Francisco scene, is also a confirmed guest DJ on the Mercury Soul program (March 15).

Union Market

Union Market is a thriving community gathering place and culinary and creative hub that hosts events including talks, educational programs, parties, music, and more. PunjabTronix plays a pop-up show at Union Market on March 11, previewing its free Millennium Stage show the following day. This collaboration between British Indian electronic music producer DJ Swami and traditional Punjabi folk stars, including Vijay Yamla and Naresh Kuki, fuses cutting-edge live electronica and digital technologies with the traditional sounds of Punjab, all synchronized with unique live-mixed digital projections by UK-based filmmaker John Minton. A video introduction to the vibrant culture of Union Market is available here.

Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground is a reclaimed 75,000-square-foot art-exhibition and performance space built inside the only underground station in Washington D.C.’s old streetcar system, and an enthusiastic collaborator with local institutions. As Dupont Underground CEO Susan Corrigan says:

“With a great big welcome, Dupont Underground opens our doors to the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT, which pairs our unique arts and sound space with the Kennedy Center’s renowned programming. We hope this inaugural event becomes a good habit.”

The performance space hosts Madrigals Meet Minimalism, a late-night mash-up from the Grammy Award-winning The Washington Chorus, its new Music Director, Christopher Bell, and DJ Justin Reed, who explore the sonic textures of 16th-century madrigals and 20th-century minimalism, with lighting, projections, and drinks (March 9). The following week the chorus participates in a live performance of Philip Glass’s score during the screening of his Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (March 16).

Phillips Collection

Above ground in the Dupont Circle neighborhood is the Phillips Collection, containing more than 4,000 major artworks. The current exhibition Ten Americans: After Paul Klee – an exploration of the influence of Swiss-born painter Paul Klee on a subsequent generation of ten American artists who would define mid-20th-century American art, from William Baziotes to Jackson Pollock – is the inspiration for a pair of free DIRECT CURRENT pop-up concerts. Pianist, MacArthur Fellow, and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran (March 8) and avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford (March 9) offer personal, improvisatory musical responses to the exhibit in the gallery where it hangs. Moran participates in a presentation of Philip Glass’s complete Etudes at the Kennedy Center the night after his Phillips Collection performance, and Melford leads her quintet in two DIRECT CURRENT sets at the KC Jazz Club the night after hers.

Avidly anticipating the DIRECT CURRENT collaboration, Caroline Mousset, Director of Music at the Phillips Collection, said:

“The Phillips Collection is thrilled to join the Kennedy Center in celebrating the convergence between music and visual art in the form of a live synesthetic experience. As pianists Jason and Myra respond to selected images from our Ten Americans: After Paul Klee exhibition, we also took the opportunity to fill the entrance gallery with Klee works from our permanent collection. Can’t wait!”

Millennium Stages

DIRECT CURRENT also hosts a range of outstanding artists in free performances on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center. The Grammy-winning all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache opens the series on March 5. Two stellar student ensembles are on the schedule: the University of Maryland’s student-run Gamer Symphony Orchestra, presenting From Bits to Brass: A Symphonic Adventure through Video Game Music, with arrangements from games including Tetris, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and more in its Kennedy Center debut (March 10); and the newly formed contemporary music group Now Hear This (NHT) from Baltimore’s Peabody Institute (March 8). Another three acts appear under the auspices of DCDIT (Do-It-Together in D.C.): saxophonist Keir Neuringer and his Irreversible Entanglements collective, a Philadelphia-based, politically driven free jazz group; Baltimore rapper Abdu Ali, who raps and sings over unorthodox, post-apocalyptic future sounds; and pioneering electronic artist and five-time Grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani, “America’s first female synth hero” (The Guardian). Other free Millennium Stage acts include the electronica-meets-Punjab-folk of PunjabTronix (March 12); the “avant-garde, cerebral, and at times utterly baffling” (The Guardian) Seattle-based hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces; the new collective of D.C.-based artists Uptown Arts Showcase, curated by local hip-hop artist and veteran arts organizer Jamal Gray; the world premiere of the evening-length multimedia dance piece Remnants by the Orange Grove Dance company; and the Horse Lords, an innovative Baltimore-based band that constructs layers of punching, syncopated phrases that call upon elements of Krautrock, African polyrhythms, and classical minimalism.

National Sawdust collaboration, environmental themes, and featured dialogues

DIRECT CURRENT’s last two free Millennium Stage performances are collaborations with Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts incubator National Sawdust, an important kindred spirit to the Kennedy Center’s new series. Following several years of working with migrant and refugee communities researching lullabies to create the acclaimed song cycle Lullaby Movement, Australian vocalist and National Sawdust Artist-in-Residence Sophia Brous joins forces with New York City guitar icon Marc Ribot for the world premiere of a new collaboration, When the World’s On Fire, which explores songs of beauty, disorder, and dissent for a new America, through lullabies, hymns and songs of resistance (March 18). Brous is an interdisciplinary performer, vocalist, artistic director, and curator whose credits range from London’s Southbank Centre to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and Ribot – who rose to prominence playing on Tom Waits’s 1985 album, Rain Dogs – has performed with a laundry list of artists in rock, jazz, alternative music, film scores, and more.

The following evening (March 19) is the D.C. premiere of M is Black Enough (aka Miyamoto is Black Enough), which explores meaning and conversation through the hard-driving rhythms and biting social commentary of poet and performance artist Roger Bonair-Agard, winner of the individual competition at the 1999 National Poetry Slam, as well as co-founder and former Artistic Director of the louderARTS project. He is joined by two National Sawdust regulars – composer-percussionist Andy Akiho on steelpan and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler – to offer a complex, aggressive, and bold narrative about people, justice, struggle, joy, and celebration.

In a final collaboration with National Sawdust, The Colorado – the acclaimed music-based documentary from filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu – will be screened in a D.C. premiere co-presented with the DC Environmental Film Festival, with a live performance of its soundtrack by Grammy–winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and percussionist Andy Meyerson in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater (March 18). The film explores the Colorado River Basin from social and ecological perspectives across history, and will be followed by a post-show discussion titled “Knowledge, Love, Action,” featuring members of the creative team in conversation with representatives from environmental organizations in the Washington, D.C. region. Moderated by Brad Forder, Director of Programming for the DC Environmental Film Festival, the panel will include director Murat Eyuboglu; National Sawdust Creative Director and composer Paola Prestini; Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William Baker, under whose leadership the foundation received the nation’s highest environmental honor, the 1992 Presidential Medal for Environmental Excellence, in recognition of its environmental education program; and DC Greens Community Outreach Specialist Asha Carter, also a social justice educator, community organizer, and environmental justice advocate. The panel will consider the challenges of inspiring a connection to nature, providing education about environmental and related social issues, and protecting the ecosystems that impact our lives.

DIRECT CURRENT provides other important opportunities for dialogue as well. Continuing the environmental theme, March 16 brings the Kennedy Center premiere of Philip Glass’s iconic 1982 multimedia collaboration with experimental filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, which provides the basis for a pre-show discussion between the composer and filmmaker. In this rare live appearance together, Glass and Reggio – joined by moderator Mason Bates – focus on the all-too-topical issues surrounding humans and the environment that their cinematic tone poem addresses. At the screening, the Philip Glass Ensemble makes its Kennedy Center debut alongside The Washington Chorus in a live performance of the cult-classic score.

Finally, DIRECT CURRENT celebrates John Adams at 70, when the National Symphony Orchestra and new music director Gianandrea Noseda mount the D.C. premiere of the American composer’s Passion oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary. His unorthodox retelling depicts Jesus’s final weeks from the viewpoints of Mary Magdalene and her siblings, Martha and Lazarus. Presented on March 8 and 10, the work also serves as the basis for “The Ministry of Mary Magdalene,” a far-reaching, one-of-a-kind talk before the second performance (March 10). Adams himself will be in attendance, and will be joined in conversation by four important thought leaders whose work touches on the themes underpinning the oratorio. Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking, has continued to be instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. Yolanda Pierce, Dean of the Howard University Divinity School, is a scholar of African-American religious history, womanist theology, African-American literature, and race and religion. Susan Timoney, the Secretary for the Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns of the Archdiocese of Washington, received a doctorate in Christian spirituality with an emphasis on the feminine dimension of discipleship. And moderating the discussion will be Sherry Davis Molock, an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She and her husband are also the founding pastors of the Beloved Community Church in Accokeek, Maryland.

Click here to see a video introduction to DIRECT CURRENT.

About the Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Under the guidance of Chairman David M. Rubenstein, and President Deborah F. Rutter, the nine theaters and stages of the nation’s busiest performing arts facility attract more than three million visitors to more than 2,000 performances each year, while Center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts reach 40 million more around the world.

The Center produces and presents performances of music, dance, comedy, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the Center has produced more than 300 theatrical productions, and dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works, in addition to hosting numerous international cultural festivals. The Center’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Kennedy Center Honors is broadcast annually on CBS and annual The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is broadcast on PBS.

The education programs of the Kennedy Center, including those of its affiliate VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, have become models for communities across the country and have unlocked the door to learning for millions of young people. Education at the Kennedy Center produces and presents age-appropriate performances and educational events, and fosters innovative programming, curriculum, and professional development for students, teachers, and families.

The Center and its affiliates stage more than 400 free performances by artists from throughout the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and every day of the year at 6pm on its Millennium Stages, which are also streamed live online. The Center also offers reduced and complimentary tickets to young people, active members of the military, and the underserved through its MyTix program and offers a Specially Priced Tickets program for students, seniors, persons with disabilities, and others with fixed low incomes.

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The Kennedy Center presents DIRECT CURRENT

Inaugural season, March 2018

All events take place at the Kennedy Center unless otherwise noted.

For tickets and full schedule, visit direct-current.org. All tickets are on sale now.

Monday, March 5 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Flor de Toloache

Latin Grammy-winning all-female mariachi group mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries of the traditionally male-dominated form with its edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music.

Free

Tuesday, March 6 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

TBD

Free

Tuesday, March 6 at 8pm

Eisenhower Theater

Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (1776–2016) (D.C. premiere)

Live vocal and theatrical presentation offers a radical, queer reading of American history

Taylor Mac with local D.C. performers

Tickets from $39

Wednesday, March 7 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

DCDIT presents Abdu Ali

Baltimore rapper raps, sings, and chats over unorthodox and future sounds

Abdu Ali

Free

Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm

Terrace Theater

Damian Woetzel: DEMO series (D.C. premiere)

Live cross-genre, thematic dance commissions and collaborations curated by Damian Woetzel, including the Kennedy Center premiere of Fandango, with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky; a new work choreographed by Pam Tanowitz with new music by Caroline Shaw; Orbit, with music by Philip Glass; Dig the Say, with music by Vijay Iyer; and more

Sara Mearns, Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell, Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, Caroline Shaw, and others

Tickets from $39

Thursday, March 8 at 5:30pm

Phillips Gallery (1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.)

Jason Moran: pop-up concert

Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner Jason Moran performs improvised musical responses to Ten Americans: After Paul Klee, an exhibit exploring the painter’s influence on mid-20th-century American art

Jason Moran

Free; reservations required. Visit Kennedy-Center.org.

Thursday, March 8 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Peabody New Music Ensemble

Baltimore’s Peabody Institute presents its new music group, Now Hear This (NHT). The program includes works by George Crumb, Steve Reich, and Kate Soper.

Now Hear This

Free

Thursday, March 8 at 7pm; Saturday, March 10 at 8pm

Concert Hall

John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary (D.C. premiere)

Live orchestral performance offers an unorthodox retelling of the Passion story

Kelly O’Connor, University of Maryland Concert Choir, National Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda

Tickets from $15

Thursday, March 8 at 10pm

Concert Hall

AfterWords post-performance talk with NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda

Free admission with ticket to March 8 performance of The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Friday, March 9 at 5:30pm

Phillips Gallery (1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.)

Myra Melford: pop-up concert

Mason Bates introduces avant-garde jazz pianist Myra Melford’s musical responses to Ten Americans: After Paul Klee, an exhibit exploring the painter’s influence on mid-20th-century American art

Myra Melford, with Mason Bates

Free; reservations required. Visit Kennedy-Center.org.

Friday, March 9 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Sō Percussion

Famed percussion quartet plays works by John Cage, Caroline Shaw, and Vietnamese-American composer Viet Cuong

John Cage: Living Room Music

Viet Cuong: Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine (D.C. premiere)

Caroline Shaw: Taxidermy (D.C. premiere)

John Cage: Credo in U.S.

Sō Percussion

Free

Friday, March 9 at 7pm

Atrium

DIY Junkestra: Instrument-Making Workshop

Hands-on educational workshop in which participants build their own musical instruments out of recycled materials. Appropriate for adults and supervised children ages 12+

With John Bertles, KC Teaching Artist and co-founder of Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC

Tickets are $15

Friday, March 9 at 8pm

Concert Hall

Philip Glass: 20 Etudes (D.C. premiere)

Contemporary classical piano meets jazz improvisation in a live musical performance

Five pianists: Jason Moran, Jennifer Lin, Aaron Diehl, Devonté Hynes, and Philip Glass (Kennedy Center debut)

Tickets from $20

Friday, March 9 at 10pm

Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Chorus and DJ Justin Reed: Madrigals Meet Minimalism

16th-century madrigals and 20th-century minimalism, with lighting, projections, and drinks

The Washington Chorus / Christopher Bell; DJ Justin Reed

Tickets are $10. Visit Kennedy-Center.org.

Saturday, March 10 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra: From Bits to Brass: A Symphonic Adventure through Video Game Music

Original orchestral arrangements of music from iconic video games

Gamer Symphony Orchestra

Free

Saturday, March 10 at 6:30pm

Concert Hall

ForeWords pre-concert talk: “The Ministry of Mary Magdalene”

Speakers:

John Adams, composer

Sister Helen Prejean

Yolanda Pierce, Dean, Howard University Divinity School

Susan Timoney, Secretary, Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns of the Archdiocese of Washington

Sherry Davis Molock, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology at

the George Washington University

Free with admission to The Gospel According to the Other Mary performance on Saturday, March 10

Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 and 9:30pm

KC Jazz Club

Myra Melford in concert

American avant-garde jazz

Myra Melford and her quintet

Tickets from $26

Saturday, March 10 at 8pm

Concert Hall

John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary (D.C. premiere)

Tickets from $15

(See Thursday, March 8 at 7pm)

Sunday, March 11 at 12pm

Union Market (1309 5th Street NE, Washington, D.C.)

PunjabTronix: pop-up concert

Electronica meets Punjabi folk in a collaboration between British Indian electronic music producer DJ Swami and traditional Punjabi folk stars, including Vijay Yamla and Naresh Kuki, synchronized with unique live-mixed digital projections.

Free

Sunday, March 11 at 6pm

Terrace Theater (a Millennium Stage performance)

Orange Grove Dance

World premiere of Remnants combines virtuosic athleticism with provocative multimedia design

Orange Grove Dance

Free

Sunday, March 11 at 7:30pm

California Mystics: a journey in ambience, rhythm, and texture

Atrium

Live musical performances explore the past eight decades of visionary Californian composition in an immersive bohemian environment

Lou Harrison: Excerpts from Flute Concerto (D.C. premiere)

Steve Reich: Drumming (D.C. premiere)

Mason Bates: Mass Transmission (D.C. premiere)

Lou Harrison: “Kyrie” from Mass to Saint Anthony

Nathaniel Stookey: Junkestra (East Coast premiere)

Scott Hansen: Excerpts from Tycho’s Anthology

Sō Percussion, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Nathaniel Stookey, Michael Hey (organ), Aaron Goldman (flute), Scott Hansen

Tickets are $25

Monday, March 12 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

PunjabTronix

Cutting-edge live electronica and digital projections meet traditional Punjabi folk music

PunjabTronix

Free

Tuesday, March 13 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

DCDIT presents Keir Neuringer and Irreversible Entanglements collective

Politically driven free jazz

Saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), bassist Luke Stewart, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, and drummer Tcheser Holmes

Free

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm

Terrace Theater

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields (D.C. premiere)

Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia presentation pairs live musical performance with photomontages in a tribute to Pennsylvania’s coal-mining history

Bang on a Can All-Stars; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street / Julian Wachner, director

Tickets are $29

Tuesday, March 13, immediately after performance

Terrace Theater

Post-performance discussion

Speakers: Julia Wolfe and Mason Bates

Free with admission to Anthracite Fields

Wednesday, March 14 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Baltimore Focus with Horse Lords

Drums, bass, saxophone, guitar, and percussion create deep, hypnotic grooves of bold new American rock ‘n’ roll

Horse Lords

Free

Thursday, March 15 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Uptown Arts Showcase

Progressive, explorative responses to today’s society led by hip-hop artist and veteran arts organizer Jamal Gray and local artists

Free

Thursday, March 15 at 8:30pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW, Washington, D.C.)

Mercury Soul

Multimedia event on multiple stages combines live chamber music and electronica with immersive stagecraft and elaborate production

Missy Mazzoli: Set That On Fire (D.C. premiere)

Derek Bermel: Harmonica (first movement; D.C. premiere)

Derek Bermel: A Short History of the Universe (Clarinet Quartet, third movement; D.C. premiere)

Ted Hearne: Snowball (D.C. premiere)

Jennifer Higdon: Dash (D.C. premiere)

Mason Bates: Digital Loom (D.C. premiere)

With DJ Justin Reed of Chicago’s illmeasures collective

Tickets are $25, and available at www.930.com.

Friday, March 16 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

DCDIT presents Suzanne Ciani

Synthesizer performance from pioneering electronic artist and five-time Grammy nominee

Suzanne Ciani

Free

Friday, March 16 at 6:30pm

Concert Hall

Pre-concert talk

Moderator: Mason Bates

Speakers:

Composer Philip Glass

Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio

Free with admission to Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi

Friday, March 16 at 8pm

Concert Hall

Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance  (Kennedy Center premiere)

Seminal experimental film with live musical performance explores imbalanced relationship between humans and nature

Philip Glass Ensemble (Kennedy Center debut)

With The Washington Chorus

Tickets from $20

Saturday, March 17 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Shabazz Palaces

Avant-garde Seattle-based hip-hop duo featuring Digable Planets alumnus

Ishmael Butler and Tendai “Baba” Maraire

Free

Sunday, March 18 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Sophia Brous + Marc Ribot: When the World’s On Fire (world premiere)

After years learning lullabies from migrant and refugee communities around the world to create the celebrated song cycle Lullaby Movement, Australian performer and National Sawdust artist-in-resident Sophia Brous joins New York guitar icon Marc Ribot to premiere a new collaboration exploring songs of beauty, disorder, and dissent for a new America, through lullabies, hymns, and songs of resistance.

Free

Sunday, March 18 at 7:30pm

Terrace Theater

Collaboration with National Sawdust, co-presented with DC Environmental Film Festival: John Luther Adams, Shara Nova, Bill Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, and Paola Prestini: The Colorado (D.C. live performance premiere)

A conservationist call-to-arms combines documentary film by Murat Eyuboglu, as narrated by Sir Mark Rylance, with live musical performance

Roomful of Teeth, vocal ensemble; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello; Andy Meyerson, percussion

Tickets are $29

Sunday, March 18, immediately after performance

Terrace Theater

Post-performance talk: “Knowledge, Love, Action”

Moderator:

Brad Forder, Director of Programming for the DC Environmental Film Festival

Panel:

Director Murat Eyuboglu

Composer Paola Prestini

Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William Baker

DC Greens Community Outreach Specialist Asha Carter

Free with admission to The Colorado

Monday, March 19 at 6pm

Millennium Stage

Collaboration with National Sawdust: M is Black Enough (D.C. premiere)

Steel pan, cello, drums, and poetry/vocals create hard-driving rhythms and biting social commentary

Andy Akiho, Roger Bonair-Agard, and Jeffrey Zeigler

Free

Press contacts:

Glenn Petry, 21C Media Group: (212) 625-2038; [email protected]

Eileen Andrews, Kennedy Center: (202) 416-8448; [email protected]

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