March 22, 2017 7:30 p.m.End:
March 22, 2017 9 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Robert Willey / Bobby Steele
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Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston,
ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist
Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The
musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the
Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert
music by African-Americans.
The performance utilizes a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Shayla Simmons portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.
Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally to Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, and the British Virgin Islands. Learn more about the Core Ensemble.
Free and open to the public.