JAZZ MEETS POETRY: GIL SCOTT HERON TRIBUTE
Part theatre part concert, this performance tributes Gil Scott-Heron -- considered to be "one of the most important progenitors of rap music" (AllMusic's John Bush) -- with original poetry, spoken word and musical accompaniment provided by The Nash.
MUSIC BY: Ben Scolaro (keys); Dylan Thomas (bass); Ira King (drums); and Calvin Worthen & Baba (percussion).
POETRY/STORYTELLING BY: Arian Nicole, Baba, Calvin Worthen, Jeremie Bacpac Franko, Leah Marche, Mega Ran, Sule Greg C. Wilson, Talima Flores-Allah, Touré Masters, Truth B. Told...
SPECIAL GUEST: Brooklyn, NY-based artist Tai Allen, who released a book and soundtrack project - No Jewels - in 2017. In 2010, his album Easy Readin’ was awarded Album of the Year by the National Poetry Awards.