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The Relationship Between Literature and Music of the Harlem Renaissance

June 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm

- Free
Literary Arts

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PDX Jazz is proud to present the fourth program in its Discover Jazz adult education series entitled “The Relationship Between the Literature and Music of the Harlem Renaissance.” Reed College Professor and PDX Jazz Board Member Pancho Savery will host the evening’s event that includes lecture, recorded music, and discussion. In this presentation, Mr. Savery will discuss the Harlem Renaissance. What was it? When did it begin and when did it end? What was the relationship between the literature produced and the music of the time? Did it really represent a “renaissance” in African American artistic production, or was it actually controlled by white patrons? This event is free to the public on a first-come, first-served seating basis. Due to the popularity of these events, we advise an early arrival.

Nothing great or enduring, especially in music, has ever sprung full-fledged and unprecedented from the brain of any master; the best he gives to the world he gathers from the hearts of the people, and runs in through the alembic of his genius.” – James Weldon Johnson