Illuminations: American Soundscapes of Dance, Rhythm, and Jazz

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Music illuminates the power of story and voice. From David Baker’s gospel blues, to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Peruvian-influenced folk dances, and to Brian Raphael Nabor’s country hoedown, our program celebrates south and north American soundscapes of dance, rhythm, and jazz. The evocative “Galactic Districts” movement by James Lee III, internationally acclaimed Maryland composer, reveals inspiration […]

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Performance Week

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During Performance week, no in-person instruction will take place after 3pm on weekdays or on Saturdays.

Horacescope: the Music of Horace Silver

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American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, Horace Silver was an original sound in jazz with a talent of straddling complete jazz harmony with catchy melodies and soulful feels. Join us to experience the music of Horace Silver. Featuring: Paul Bratcher, piano; Paul Carr, tenor saxophone; Tim Thompson, trumpet; Corey Wallace, trombone; Herman Burney, bass; and […]

The Duke and the Busboy Poet: Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and the DC Harlem Renaissance

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Poet Langston Hughes and composer/bandleader Duke Ellington interpreted the American experience through sounds and words. Join us for an evening of music, poetry, and to explore the lives of these two great artists, including their roots in Washington, DC, their role in the Harlem Renaissance, and their continued relevance in today's troubled world. Featuring: Charles […]

Journey Across the World and Back

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Enjoy an evening of music influenced by folk instruments, melodies, rhythms, and stories. Featuring pieces by women composers, past and present, including women of color, these composers have created works that are enchanting and inspiring. From Indian folk lullabies and classical Indian ragas to traditional American folk melodies, journey across the world and back to […]

Hugh Masekela: Father of South African Jazz

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Blending the traditional music of South Africa with American jazz music, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Hugh Masekela is regarded as giving birth to jazz as it sounds today in South Africa as well as being an ambassador of this music to the rest of the world. His music protested apartheid, slavery, government, and the hardships […]

Nuestrxs Voces

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The music of Central and South America is a vast and eclectic mix of modern, folkloric, indigenous, and colonial elements that span a wide variety of genres and sounds. Despite this abundance of musical expression, there is one constant that reigns supreme throughout the Latin American musical scene: it is mostly dominated by male recording […]

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Performance Week

Levine Music - All Campuses

During Performance week, no in-person instruction will take place after 3pm on weekdays or on Saturdays.

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Rage Against the Machine

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Rage Against the Machine was a political activist rock/hip-hop group of the 90s, speaking out against the injustices of racism, wealth inequality, police brutality, colonialism, and many more issues that are, unfortunately, still present today. Not to be satisfied with writing provocative and challenging lyrics, Rage took it to another level by being activists in […]