January 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST | $25 - $30
ONLINE TICKETS ARE NOW CLOSED. Tickets are available at the door ($30). Doors open at 7pm. Please bring cash or check. Thank you!
Alumnus and NEA 2016 Jazz Master Award winner Archie Shepp (BA ’59) will join drummer Ronnie Burrage (MFAIA ’16), bassist Nimrod Speaks, and internationally renowned pianist Benito Gonzalez for an incredible concert performance of revolutionary, innovative and powerful original music at the Habyarn Theatre on Saturday, January 30, 2016, during Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Spring 2016 residency.
Much of the compositions they are performing come from “Lineage,” Burrage’s MFA thesis portfolio. The work explores a wide range of issues, principally Burrage’s own family lineage–his grandfather and great-grandfather were artists–while wrestling with public issues of police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men.
Archie Shepp is best known for his Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, a unique style of free-form avant-garde jazz blended with African rhythms, and his collaborations with John Coltrane, Horace Parlan, Cecil Taylor, and the New York Contemporary Five ensemble. His long career as an educator has focused on ethnomusicology, looking at the history of African-American music from its origins in Africa to its current state.
Tickets for the Saturday night concert are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm.